Vocational Education

(asked on 15th July 2014) - View Source

Question to the Department for Education:

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she has taken to involve employers in devising vocational education; and if she will make a statement.


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Nick Boles
This question was answered on 21st July 2014

Employers now have a vital role to play in designing and endorsing qualifications. From this September, ‘Employer recognition’ is required if a qualification is to count in school or college performance tables.

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Recent Documents related to Vocational Education

1. 14 to 19 technical and applied qualifications: technical guidance
19/04/2018 - Department for Education
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2. Exceptional arrangements for assessment and grading in 2020
24/04/2020 - Ofqual
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Found: Consultation on the assessment and grading of vocational , technical and other general qualifications

3. Employer perspectives survey 2016
31/01/2018 - Department for Education
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19/04/2018 - Department for Education
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5. Universities Minister speaks at UUK annual conference
05/09/2018 - Department for Education
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Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Vocational Education

1. Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Post-16 Education
06/10/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: would like to make a Statement regarding the lifetime skills guarantee and post-16 education. Ever since - Speech Link
2: bring closer alignment between further and higher education, to end the outdated distinction that one is better - Speech Link
3: embed greater flexibility in the technical and vocational system to support not just young people but adults - Speech Link
4: programme already provides a vital route for employers to meet their skills needs and for apprentices - Speech Link

2. Vocational Education and Training
28/10/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to strengthen vocational education and training - Speech Link
2: 2016-17 academic year the number of students taking vocational subjects at secondary school was 33,000, compared - Speech Link

3. Oral Answers to Questions
10/09/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: with the Treasury to look at spending on 16-19 education ahead of the 2019 spending review. We are also - Speech Link
2: that the proportion of 16 and 17-year-olds in education or apprenticeships is the highest since records - Speech Link
3: pension increases. What will the Government do to make sure that those cost pressures do not act as yet - Speech Link
4: arise to make sure the Treasury is aware of his concern, as indeed will I. We will look to make additional - Speech Link
5: multiple providers providing this education to 16 to 19-year-olds to make sure that there is ample choice - Speech Link
6: is a post-18 review coming along, and we need to make sure that it aligns well with our work on the resilience - Speech Link

4. Skills for Jobs White Paper
21/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: like to make a statement on the publication of a Skills for Jobs White Paper on the next steps for post-16 - Speech Link

5. Exams and Accountability 2021
03/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement regarding testing and examinations in schools - Speech Link

6. Technical and Further Education Bill
14/11/2016 - Commons Chamber

1: qualifications, and it is important for employers that we make sure those functional skills qualifications - Speech Link
2: educational route. Despite that fact, the technical education route open to those young people for decades has - Speech Link
3: applauds the direction of travel for technical education. In response to the point made by my hon. Friend - Speech Link
4: qualifications that are well recognised and respected by employers. Alongside the resit policy, we want strong functional - Speech Link

7. Oral Answers to Questions
11/03/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: maths—STEM—subjects. This is down to a 21% real-terms cut in education funding for sixth forms. Does she not share my - Speech Link
2: women engineers anywhere in Europe, what steps are being taken to encourage girls to study physics as well - Speech Link
3: not least as a result of his experience in the education sector. I visited a sixth form college last Friday - Speech Link
4: headteachers last week, but the Secretary of State refused to meet them. Let me make it clear that I would happily - Speech Link
5: context, the hon. Lady should be aware that the Secretary of State met headteachers on Thursday, Friday and - Speech Link

8. Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Post-16 Education
01/10/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: would like to make a statement regarding the lifetime skills guarantee and post-16 education. Ever since - Speech Link

9. Technical and Further Education Bill (Fifth sitting)
29/11/2016 - Public Bill Committees

1: Committee members to consider fully the policy statement supplied by the Government on Wednesday in time - Speech Link
2: generally;(b) providing technical and further education;(c) providing apprenticeships;(d) - Speech Link
3: and(b) the representation of both large and small employers.”Amendment 13, in schedule 1, page 23, line 20 - Speech Link
4: standards for routes in technical and further education have relevant experience and that, where possible - Speech Link

10. Review of Post-18 Education and Funding
20/02/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Education. The Statement is as follows:“With - Speech Link

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21/07/2014
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asked by: Angela Rayner
02/08/2019
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