Universities Vocational Awards Council

Middlesex contact: Professor Darryll Bravenboer, Board Member

The University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC) representing the higher and further education sector  providing an independent voice for our members on matters relating to higher level vocational learning. Its mission is to champion higher level vocational learning.
UVAC promote:

  • The importance of meeting the higher vocational learning needs of individuals and employers
  • The validity of work-based routes into vocational higher education – with no artificial barriers
  • The value of experiential and reflective learning
  • The value of work-based and work-related higher education learning

WBLRC have contributed significantly to the work of UVAC, not least in the area of policy and practice relating to the role of universities in Higher Apprenticeship development. WBLRC has also engaged in joint research with UVAC (see research tab and provided editorial support for the UVAC Journal – Higher Level Skills and Work-Based Learning.