Some 20,000 vocational courses are to be scrapped and replaced with 15 new qualifications for teenagers in England under new government plans. Sixteen-year-olds will have to choose between academic and technical options, according to the Post-16 Skills Plan.
The technical courses will be aimed at a set of skilled occupations and include a common core of English, maths and digital skills.
The government says the plans will help to harness the nation’s talent.
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