Schools in England are to be required to give vocational routes as much time as academic subjects to help students who want to land apprenticeships.
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said ministers wanted to “level the playing field”, making sure young people are aware of all options open to them.
Ministers raised concerns over some schools, which only promote vocational education to less able pupils. Apprenticeship providers must be given access to schools, Mrs Morgan said.
She added: “As part of our commitment to extend opportunity to all young people, we want to level the playing field – making sure they are aware of all the options open to them and are able to make the right choice for them,” said Mrs Morgan.
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