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A welcome boost for vocational education

22 January 2013

Vocational education and training is set for a shake up come September 2013. Study Programmes will be offered to 16 to 19 year olds and are aimed at giving young people a balanced programme of education to help them en route to higher education or secure employment.

The Study Programme consists of a core programme of study (vocational or academic) which is combined with maths and English as well as advanced learning or work experience. This is a further contribution to the commitment to young people to help them develop the skills needed to succeed in the job market and raise educational attainment.

Following the recent Prince's Trust Youth Index this step by the government shows the willingness of providers to help young people achieve their goals by introducing structured support and new ways of providing education and training. They should ensure that appropriate skills and training are provided at the right level to allow the next generation to be self-sufficient and ready for the workplace.

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