Post-16 Skills Plan

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


This document sets out the UK government's plan to support young people and adults to secure skilled employment and meet the needs of the economy. It is based on the report of the Independent Panel on Technical Education chaired by David Sainsbury. The document contains the following sections: Our vision for a reformed system; A reformed technical education option; Taking forward new technical routes extending to the highest levels of skilled employment; Ensuring the new system works for everyone; Strong and dynamic providers; Enabling factors; Meeting short-term skills pressures; Road...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Policy; Governance; Vocational education and training; Outcomes; Industry; Quality; Equity

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

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Stationery Office, 2016

Physical description: 54 p.

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ISBN: 9781474132374; 9781474132381 (online)

On cover: Presented to Parliament by the Minister of State for Skills by Command of Her Majesty, July 2016
The 'Report of the Independent Panel on Technical Education' is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 125.184.
'Technical education reform: the case for change' is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 125.189.
'Technical education reform: assessment of equalities impacts' is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 125.191.
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: Policy document

Rights: Crown copyright 2016. This publication (not including logos) is licensed under the terms of the Open Government Licence v3.0 except where otherwise stated. Where we have identified any third-party copyright information you will need to obtain permission from the copyright holders concerned. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Call number: TD/TNC 125.183

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