Briefing: DfE: Higher Technical Education consultation

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
August 2, 2019
Richard Stiff
Issues Covered
  • Improving access to higher technical education
  • Improving Information Advice and Guidance to students on higher technical courses
  • Level 4 and 5 (pre-degree) quailfications
Children's services and education, Economy and Regeneration
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Higher Technical Education sits between A-levels and the new T-levels and bachelor’s degrees. There is a shortage of people with such qualifications. The proposals support the Government’s aim of improving take-up of technical education to meet the needs of the economy and business.

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