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A View on the Most Change in Vocational and Technical Education in England for a Generation

A View on the Most Change in Vocational and Technical Education in England for a Generation Commentary Commentary A view on the most change in vocational and technical education in England for a generation In England, it has been a busy few months for the technical and vocational agenda since the last edition of Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning. There have been plenty of developments not only with Apprenticeships but also with proposals for T levels, institutes of technology (IoTs) and the early stages of a review of Technical Educational at Level 4 (certificate of higher education) and Level 5 ( foundation degree). In addition, the British Prime Minister announced in February the year-long review of higher education tuition fees – which is placing particular emphasis on technical education and alternatives to full-time three-year degree programmes, varying fee levels and demonstrating the value added by different higher education courses. Let us start with the UK Government’s proposals for T levels to support entry to skilled employment in technical occupations at Level 3 and above. T levels are the latest in a long line of vocational or technical qualifications aimed at 16-19 year-olds and positioned as an alternative to the all-conquering champion of over six decades, the A level. As such, T levels follow on http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning Emerald Publishing

A View on the Most Change in Vocational and Technical Education in England for a Generation

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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2042-3896
DOI
10.1108/HESWBL-05-2018-102
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Commentary Commentary A view on the most change in vocational and technical education in England for a generation In England, it has been a busy few months for the technical and vocational agenda since the last edition of Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning. There have been plenty of developments not only with Apprenticeships but also with proposals for T levels, institutes of technology (IoTs) and the early stages of a review of Technical Educational at Level 4 (certificate of higher education) and Level 5 ( foundation degree). In addition, the British Prime Minister announced in February the year-long review of higher education tuition fees – which is placing particular emphasis on technical education and alternatives to full-time three-year degree programmes, varying fee levels and demonstrating the value added by different higher education courses. Let us start with the UK Government’s proposals for T levels to support entry to skilled employment in technical occupations at Level 3 and above. T levels are the latest in a long line of vocational or technical qualifications aimed at 16-19 year-olds and positioned as an alternative to the all-conquering champion of over six decades, the A level. As such, T levels follow on

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Higher Education, Skills and Work-based LearningEmerald Publishing

Published: May 14, 2018

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