As the issue of skills rises up the educational agenda and the number of 18-year-olds going to university falls, the Government is driving through one of the biggest shake-ups in the English qualifications system for years. The introduction of new ‘T levels’ is designed to help tackle Britain’s productivity challenge and to raise the profile of technical education. They will also replace the plethora of vocational qualifications currently on offer in each technical area with just one recognisable qualification type. Continue reading
By Ben Durbin
It is said that you campaign in poetry and govern in prose. While Labour’s education manifesto, launched last week, was hardly poetry, when it came to its commitments on careers guidance the sentiment was certainly right. However, it was light on detail and raised as many questions as it answered.
By guest blogger David Sims, Research Director
Inspiring young people to raise their aspirations, achieve their potential and make successful transitions from education to work is a goal we all share. But finding a job and building a career are major challenges for young people in today’s labour market. Continue reading