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Lukewarm reaction to minimum entry tariff proposal

The Association of Colleges has received a mixed response to its proposal for minimum entry standards on bachelors courses to combat the rapid rise in unconditional offers.

In its report, 2030 and Beyond: An upgraded post-18 system, the sixth form and colleges body AoC claimed that a minimum entry requirement for under-21s studying for bachelors degrees would tackle the sharp rise in unconditional offers.

“Minimum entry standards would send a clear signal to young people aged 21 and under about the bachelor route while also tackling some of the bad practices associated with unconditional offers,” AoC deputy chief executive Julian Gravatt told HE.

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