Investigation into post-16 occupational standards in international technical education systems

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Author: Newton, Becci; Everett, Clare; Cotton, Jamie


This project gathered evidence from countries with high-performing technical education systems, on what makes a 'good' occupational standard. It explored examples of standards used internationally in order to inform and support the work of the panels of professionals that will take forward the development of the technical routes being introduced in England. It was conducted through selective, rapid desk research combining a selective literature review and direct interrogation of vocational education and training (VET) websites in a small selection of countries. This approach lends itself...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Pathways; Qualifications; Governance; Quality; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Education and training system; Best practice; Competency standard

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe; Australia; Canada; Denmark; Germany; Netherlands; Finland; France; Norway; Singapore; Asia; North America; Oceania

Published: Manchester, England: Department for Education, 2017

Physical description: 47 p.

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Series: DfE research report; no. DFE-RR691

ISBN: 9781781057544

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 129.253

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