14–19 diplomas and higher education
Stanley, Julian. (2010) 14–19 diplomas and higher education. Berufsbildung in Wissenschaft und Praxis (No.2). pp. 14-17. ISSN 0341-4515Full text not available from this repository.
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This article describes the involvement of higher education and business in the development of new vocational qualifications for 14-19 year-olds in Eng- land. It is intended that this ‘co-production’ will lead to a set of qualifications which have an ‘applied’ character and which support progression into both employment and higher education. Natio- nal availability, strong brand promotion and the inclusion of functional and generic skills are inten- ded to encourage continued participation in edu- cation/training. Relatively low participation in edu- cation/training post-16 is perceived as a particular problem in England. The Diploma complements new legislation that requires all 17 years-olds to remain in education or training by 2013 and all 18 year-olds by 2015. The article considers how the facility for progression from Diplomas to university affects the success of the reform and explores possible con- nections between Diplomas and previously intro- duced two year vocational degrees in English uni- versities. The article ends with a brief review of how the Diploma reform addresses issues of social inclusion in higher education.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for Education and Industry|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Vocational education -- England, Vocational qualifications -- England|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Berufsbildung in Wissenschaft und Praxis|
|Publisher:||W. Bertelsmann Verlag GmbH & Co. KG|
|Page Range:||pp. 14-17|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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