Darren Watson

Darren Watson
  • HE Policy Adviser, Subjects and Skills, HEFCE

With other colleagues in HEFCE’s Subjects and Skills team, I am responsible for supporting HEFCE’s degree apprenticeship activity. This includes managing the Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund, which has seen £4.5 million of funding distributed to higher education providers to support the development of new degree apprenticeships for delivery from September 2017. In addition to the DADF, I am also responsible for the Engineering Conversion Course Pilot Scheme and for modern foreign languages within HEFCE. Prior to joining HEFCE in 2014, I worked for over a decade in a variety of roles in higher education institutions.

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