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Accelerated degrees/flexible provision

What is OFFA’s approach to flexible learning and two-year accelerated honours degrees?

We are keen to see institutions encourage wider access by responding to the different needs and circumstances of potential students. This includes offering flexible routes into higher education, and innovative and responsive ways of studying – for example, two-year accelerated honours degrees.

When assessing your access agreement and expenditure plans, we will take into account the potential of such provision to attract students from under-represented groups, and the reduced cost to students of accelerated degrees.

The Action on Access briefing Social Mobility through Higher Education: Flexible Learning examines how different types of flexible learning can help to widen access and improve success for under-represented groups.

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