Ministers need to fund technical education, says Lord Sainsbury

Ministers need to fund technical education, says Lord Sainsbury

Lord Sainsbury feels that his review has a much better chance of succeeding than other attempts at vocational reform. He said at the AoC conference:

“All I can do is point out what cost is needed and do everything I can to convince the minister that this is needed. You only need to compare to more successful systems in how much more they spend to see this.”

He continued: “My report has a better chance because we began by doing what I would do in business – by looking at other systems and what we can learn from them. We need to have a national system of qualifications that is well understood and generally accepted.”

While the government accepted and “will implement” all of the Sainsbury panel’s proposals it would have to be done “within current budget constraints”. Click here for a link to the FE WEEK article.

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