Category: Vocational Training

How the government can ensure its Queen’s Speech policies are achieved

How the government can ensure its Queen’s Speech policies are achieved

There was a telling announcement in the Queen’s Speech that revealed the disastrous policy of Tony Blair’s in wanting half of the youngsters to go to university. The Queen read out the government’s policy platform that included ‘turbo-charging the economic recovery by seizing the opportunities of Brexit, investing in infrastructure and delivering a lifetime skills…

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Vocation, Vocation, Vocation

Vocation, Vocation, Vocation

When Tony Blair came to power in 1997, he famously said that his government’s priority would be ‘education, education, education.’ But what kind of education did he mean? The answer was simple: a university education. His target was to send half the nation’s students to university – and it’s been achieved. But what did Tony…

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Investment in vocational training is welcomed – but more needs to be done

Investment in vocational training is welcomed – but more needs to be done

For many years I have been calling on successive governments to place greater emphasis on vocational and technical education. Slowly but surely, the government appears to be moving in that direction. This week saw the announcement of how T-levels – the new technical alternative to A-levels – will be rolled out and marked. The government…

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