More vocational training for schools

The
Government is set to announce more vocational teaching and qualifications at
secondary school level, according to the latest reports.

Pupils
as young as 14 could spend time with employers as part of their school studies
which would ultimately lead to skills-based GCSEs, A-levels and degrees.

The
Financial Times reports that the qualifications, which would be partly taught
out of school, would focus primarily on manufacturing, engineering and applied
business.

The
move is part of a shift towards a renaissance of vocational learning which will
be introduced by education secretary Estelle Morris this September.

Other
subjects to be introduced include applied IT, applied art and design, applied
science, leisure and tourism and health and social care.

By Ross Wigham

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