Annal Nayyar blogs- On 7 March 2013 the Department for Education launched a public consultation on reforming Level 3 vocational qualifications for 16-19 year-olds in full time education. High quality vocational education is essential to future economic growth and ensures that we make the most of every young person’s talents and abilities. Building on the Government’s reform of vocational qualifications for 14-16 year olds, the consultation set out proposals to ensure that only advanced vocational qualifications that are proven to provide progression to further learning or employment count in future 16-18 School and College Performance Tables.

Annal Nayyar blogs- On 7 March 2013 the Department for Education launched a public consultation on reforming Level 3 vocational qualifications for 16-19 year-olds in full time education. High quality vocational education is essential to future economic growth and ensures that we make the most of every young person’s talents and abilities. Building on the Government’s reform of vocational qualifications for 14-16 year olds, the consultation set out proposals to ensure that only advanced vocational qualifications that are proven to provide progression to further learning or employment count in future 16-18 School and College Performance Tables.

The consultation sought views on plans to introduce three separate categories of qualification – Occupational, Applied General and Academic qualifications. It proposed that to continue to be reported in performance tables, qualifications would need to demonstrate pre-defined characteristics and that these should be as rigorous as the requirements set for academic qualifications

 

 

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