Document Abstract

Economic benefits of vocational education: an update (In focus) - 2nd edition

Discusses the benefits of vocational education and training (VET). Explains that the UK has relatively low participation in vocational education compared to other countries, but that it is becoming increasingly prominent in recent years. Notes that there have been several high-profile reviews including the Wolf report of VET and the Richard review of apprenticeships. Explores key issues, including the UK’s skills shortage, the growth in VET, and the value of VET for individuals, business and the economy and how best to achieve this value. Looks at recent policy changes that will have an impact on VET, such as the Apprenticeship Levy and T-Levels. Concludes that there is a persistent perception that vocational education is inferior to academic education. Makes recommendations for overcoming this barrier, including highlighting that colleges and education providers must redouble their efforts to understand employers needs and employers must articulate the knowledge and skills they expect, as well as helping to train the next generation of employees.

Downloads

This document is not available to download directly from Research Online. Wherever possible a web link has been included to access the document via the publisher’s website - please check below. If not, the document can be obtained directly from the source organisation or publisher. Skills Development Scotland cannot guarantee that the organisation will not charge for the document.

Web link

No external link available.

View more documents

Other page options

Publication information

Author:
Idox Information Service
Year:
2018
Pages:
7
Ref No:
B51353
Source:
Idox Information Service

Download Adobe Reader

Notes for Idox Members

Get the latest updates from Skills Development Scotland