Linking London is a partnership of educational organisations that work collaboratively to maximise its contribution to targeted widening participation, student engagement and success, social mobility and in pursuit of improvements in social justice through education. The core aims of our partnership are to support recruitment, retention and progression to and through higher education.


    15 November 2017: Event report - BTEC Practitioner Group Meeting

    The meeting featured a presentation from David MacKay, Pearson, who provided an update on the ongoing Pearson BTEC National qualification developments and information on the introduction of T Levels. Betty Anyika, University of Sheffield, then presented on the University of Sheffield Alternative Qualifications Project. Following this Hayley Dalton, Pearson, presented on the University of Exeter’s research project findings on the experience and transition from BTEC into degree programmes. Jamie Gillooly, NewVIc, presented on the computer science partnership between NewVIc and London South Bank University. The event concluded with Andrew Jones, Linking London, presentation to the group with comparative research on BTEC entry requirements for 2016/17 and 2017/18.

    Dec 06, 2017


    20 February 2018, 2pm - 5pm: Linking London BTEC Practitioner Group Meeting

    The second BTEC Practitioner Group meeting of this academic year will include an update on BTEC developments as well as the latest news on government's plans for technical education from David MacKay, Head of Awarding Body Stakeholder Engagement, Pearson.

    28 February 2018, 2 – 5pm: Linking London HE in FE Practitioner Group Meeting

    The second HE in FE meeting of the academic year will concentrate on the workings of the new Office for Students (OfS) and its likely impact on the work of College HE provision. At the meeting Liz Kebby-Jones will talk about the OfS from a HEFCE perspective, and we are inviting a representative from OFFA and a partner college to talk about their preparations.