Apprenticeships and higher education: good sound-bites, bad policy making

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Learning and Skills Network (Great Britain) (LSN)
LSN. Centre for Innovation in Learning


In this paper, it is suggested that recently, apprenticeships seem to have been touted as the silver bullet in education, a panacea that will do everything from preventing a 'lost generation' of unemployed young people to driving up UK productivity by creating a highly skilled technician class. Apprenticeships and higher education are mentioned in the same breath as alternative but equally valuable routes bringing returns for learners, employers and the economy. However, there are critical differences between the content and delivery of apprenticeships and higher education, as well as...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Higher education; Youth; Skills and knowledge; Performance; Qualifications

Keywords: Apprentice; Productivity; Graduates

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Learning and Skills Network, 2011

Physical description: 11 p.

ISBN: 9781845729967

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 105.66

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