Report of the Independent Panel on Technical Education [Sainsbury Review]

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Independent Panel on Technical Education


The Independent Panel on Technical Education, chaired by David Sainsbury, was established by the Minister for Skills on behalf of the Secretaries of State for Education and for Business, Innovation and Skills in November 2015. It was tasked with advising ministers on actions to improve the quality of technical education in England and, in particular, to simplify the currently over-complex system and ensure the new system provides the skills most needed for the 21st century. The report concludes that the development of such a national system of qualifications, together with the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Governance; Outcomes; Vocational education and training; Quality; Finance; Employment; Industry

Keywords: Relevance of education and training; Education and training system; Education and training reform; Technical education and training; Government role; Funding; Employability; Education industry relationship; Education work relationship

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, 2016

Physical description: 101 p.

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Related items: TD/TNC 125.183; TD/TNC 125.189

The Post-16 Skills Plan is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 125.183.
'Technical education reform: the case for change' is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 125.189.
More information about the UK government's vision for technical education, based on the work of the Independent Panel on Technical Education may be found at:

Resource type: Report

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Call number: TD/TNC 125.184

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