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Thousands of courses to be scrapped in vocational shake-up | BBC News

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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One comment on “Thousands of courses to be scrapped in vocational shake-up | BBC News

  1. 4c3d
    July 11, 2016

    Agghhh! (accompanied by much hair pulling) First are we talking “courses” or “qualification”? A qualification can be made up of a number of courses can it not? Then there are the sound bites “The government says the plans will help to harness the nation’s talent”. I was half expecting “Drive up standards”! We also have the issue of mixed language, for example is a “technical education” the same as a “vocational” one? Any initiative in education would be missing a trick if it ignored the academic/vocational divide issue. When it is suggested “Sixteen-year-olds will have to choose..” we actually mean “be guided” and I wonder what criteria will be used for this.

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