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Post-Compulsory Education in England: Choices and Implications
Claudia Hupkau, Sandra McNally, Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela and Guglielmo Ventura July 2016
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Tags: vocational education; apprenticeships; progression routes
Friday 15 July 2016

CVER blog: If A-Levels aren't for you, choices at age 16 could now get a whole lot simpler

Article by CVER Director, Sandra McNally, on some of the recommendations of the recent Sainsbury Report
The incoming British prime minister Theresa May has outlined a vision of a country that ''works not for the privileged few but that works for every one of us ... because we're going to give people control over their lives''. A good place for her to start would be to make sure that the government sticks to its promise to implement the 34 recommendations set out in a new report that aims to radically simplify the education choices available for people after age 16. The Sainsbury report, published on July 8, sets out a blueprint for technical education for young people and adults. The report is wide-ranging and ambitious, with recommendations that cover many aspects of the way education is provided. The government's Post-16 Skills Plan, published on the same day, says the Sainsbury recommendation will be accepted ''unequivocally where that is possible within existing budgets''.

This article was published on the Centre for Vocational Education (CVER) blog on July 15, 2016
Link to article here

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This article was originally published on The Conversation

Related publications
Post-Compulsory Education in England: Choices and Implications, Claudia Hupkau, Sandra McNally, Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela and Guglielmo Ventura, CVER Discussion Paper No.001, July 2016

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Sandra McNally webpage
CVER website
Education and Skills Programme webpage