A dual mandate for adult vocational education: a consultation paper

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Great Britain. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)


This paper sets out what the [UK] Government has done since 2010 to promote a quality system of vocational education and training for adult learners and explains how the government has positioned skills as a core component of industrial strategy, introducing the concept of a dual mandate for adult vocational education. The paper analyses how and why England’s performance on higher level vocational education is weaker than many of its comparator nations and sets out the challenge that this poses to productivity. It also highlights higher level skills shortages in some of the sectors...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Adult and community education; Vocational education and training; Governance; Lifelong learning; Finance; Economics

Keywords: Adult education; Continuing vocational education and training; Government role; Government expenditure; Economic development

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, 2015

Physical description: 89 p.

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Resource type: Paper

Rights: This publication is licensed under the terms of the Open Government Licence v3.0 except where otherwise stated. To view a copy of the licence visit: http://nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/

Document number: TD/TNC 119.683

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