Local NHS and college students on health courses will
benefit from a new agreement to boost their qualifications with the
University of Wolverhampton.
Progression Agreements enable students at colleges in the region
and experienced health employees to move onto recognised higher
education qualifications with the University.
Three new agreements were signed by the University’s School of Health and Wellbeing on Wednesday, 21
Two agreements were signed with several NHS Trusts to enable
experienced staff from stroke and neo-natal departments to work
towards University qualifications. The third agreement was signed
with 12 local colleges for students on health related courses.
The agreements were developed with two regional Lifelong
Learning Networks (LLN), the Birmingham, Black Country and Solihull
LLN and the Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Shropshire, Telford and
Professor Linda Lang, Dean of the School of Health and Wellbeing
at the University, signed the agreement with the two LLN directors,
NHS representatives and the colleges.
She said: “The School of Health and Wellbeing celebrates the
continuing development of Progression Agreements with our partner
schools and colleges. This is important to us as it recognises the
quality of the education provided by our partner organisations, and
helps students to make informed and confident choices about their
future direction in higher education.”
The University of Wolverhampton has a series of agreements
across a variety of other subject areas. Many vocational courses,
such as BTECS and NVQs, have been matched with higher education
courses offered across the University.
The agreements clearly outline students’ progression options
from the course they are studying. If they meet the entry
requirements, most Progression Agreements guarantee them a place on
a University course, and other agreements provide them with an
interview, conditional place or exemption from part of a
This work has been supported by the two regional LLNs, which
focus on progression into and through vocational education.
For further information on the Progression Agreements and their
benefits, please email email@example.com
Notes: The 12 local colleges are: Burton
College, City College Stoke-on-Trent, Leek College, Ludlow College,
Newcastle-under-Lyme College, New College Telford, Shrewsbury
College, South Staffordshire College, Stafford College,
Stoke-on-Trent college, Telford College of Arts and Technology,
Walford and North Shropshire College
Picture: The signing of the Progression
agreements at the University of Wolverhampton. Pictured are senior
members of staff from the School of Health and Wellbeing, with
representatives from the two LLNs, NHS and the local colleges.
For more information please contact Vickie Warren in the Media
Relations Office on 01902 322736
Date Issued: Thursday, 22 April 2010
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