Passports to progress: how do vocational qualifications help young people in building their careers?: part one

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Author: Richards, Ben


In this report, the author notes that the UK has struggled to provide the right balance of academic and vocational education to suit the choices of young people and the needs of the economy. In particular, vocational education has been under-valued and treated as second-best to academic qualifications. In an attempt to correct the imbalance, successive governments have sought to expand and improve opportunities in vocational education, but problems remain. This report examines how vocational take-up has changed in recent years; how parents view vocational qualifications; and the issues...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Participation; Vocational education and training; Policy; Outcomes; Providers of education and training; Culture and society

Keywords: Institutional characteristic; VET in schools; Trend; Enrolment; Decision making; Perception; Attitude; Principals; Family; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Social Market Foundation, 2016

Physical description: 71 p.

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Related items: TD/TNC 125.843

ISBN: 9781910683101

This research forms part of the work programme for the Social Market Foundation's Commission on Inequality in Education. This report was followed by further analysis on how vocational qualifications support young people in building their careers and the report is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 125.843.

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 125.202

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