Vocational Education

Education written question – answered on 23rd November 2011.

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Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Chair, Education Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the proportion of young people aged 14 to 16 years who would benefit from receiving vocational education for more than 20 per cent. of their school time.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The Wolf review of vocational education made recommendations for Government to improve the quality of vocational education offered to 14 to 16-year-olds, wherever they take their education. It noted that, in a normal school setting, the vocational component of students' programmes should not be expected to exceed around 20% of teaching time, but did not recommend any specific action to restrict how much time should be devoted to vocational programmes for some, or all, students.

On 12 May the Government response to the Wolf review accepted all the recommendations in full, and set out a timeline for implementing the recommendations.

The Wolf report on vocational education and the Government response, including key implementation milestones, can be found here:


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