UVAC is the representative organisation for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) committed to higher level vocational learning. UVAC now has approaching seventy institutions in membership drawn from all university mission groups, including the Russell Group. We have an extensive track record in researching approaches to Apprenticeships, higher education and skills. Our peer reviewed journal Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning issued quarterly and published by Emerald has an international editorial board, had over 16,000 downloads in the last year and has featured special editions focused on Higher and Degree Apprenticeships. UVAC has a track record advising on how Apprenticeships can be used to support social mobility and has undertaken several studies on this topic for ministers and Government agencies. UVAC provides a support programme for HEIs engaging in the Apprenticeship agenda. We also work in partnership with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) to support HEIs provide the Higher and Degree Apprenticeships employers and individuals are demanding.