The Government must do much more to promote universities, apprenticeships and FE colleagues equally to ensure that young people get the skills they need.
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Nick Faith: To deliver world-class vocational education, May must take on the higher education establishment
The second part of a ConHome mini-series on the future of technical education after this general election.
This fourth piece of our mini-series on what should be in the manifesto argues she must build a fair market for all.
The foundation level papers fail to test fundamental skills.
We need higher skill apprenticeships, a maths requirement at 16-19, and the GCSE level of English and maths to be a prerequisite for Further and Higher Education.
We are often poor at commercialising technology. Doing so requires scale, which in turn means we need large numbers of qualified people.
Too many young people are taking on heavy debts for degrees that aren’t worth it. Building links with the job market will help tackle both of those problems.
Our universities churn out more graduates than is useful whilst necessary skills are under-supplied by the neglected vocational alternative.
We also call on the Government to extend the student loan system – to support those students who want to pursue a technical route, not just an academic one.
Whatever he does to validation, he should ponder replacing the current system of tuition fees and loans with commissions.
Evidence suggests that many who come to study here don’t return home, which makes calls to remove them from net migration statistics disingenuous.
Core GCSEs are essential to making young people employable, but too many pupils are being passed off to an ill-equipped Further Education sector.