Concerns have been raised over new higher education plans form the
government which involve employers co-funding degrees.
A report by the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi) think-tank
claimed that not enough research had gone into the consequences of
such degrees and that it was not yet known how many people would
actually want to take them.
According to the BBC, the Hepi report states that the government
has been "hugely ambitious" target of having 45 per cent of those
aged 19 to 65 educated to degree level by 2020.
"There is a risk that what employers want will often not be what
students want - especially where courses depend on attracting
students who are not employees of an employer-customer," the report
It adds: "This process can be taken only so far."
The report also said that if the government target was to be
reached, many of those taking a degree would be in the over-30
category, who would have to do so part-time in order to fit it
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