Further Education: An Employers Factfile. Report 303.Report as inadecuate

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This document, designed for employers in England, provides an overview of further education (FE) opportunities, enrollments, and developments/trends throughout the United Kingdom. Section 1, which is basically an overview of the FE system, examines the following questions: why FE is important; what links exist between employers and FE colleges (training and consultancy, recruitment, voluntary activities); how FE operates (types/numbers of FE colleges, their independence, their funding); and how FE colleges are changing (customers, facilities, methods of study). Destinations of school leavers and employer-led enrollments are examined in section 2. Section 3, which constitutes approximately 50% of the document, explains the following aspects of the system of FE courses and qualifications: the new qualifications framework; qualification pathways; qualification bodies; the National Vocational Qualifications; the General National Vocational Qualifications; A and AS levels; issues for recruitment; and qualifications reform and review. Discussed in section 4 are recent and projected developments in the following areas: national measures to support vocational training; employer-education links; and national targets for education and training. Contains 34 references. (MN)

Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Educational Trends, Employment Qualifications, Enrollment, Foreign Countries, Participation, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, School Business Relationship, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Technical Institutes

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Author: Rawlinson, S.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12481&id=ED391921

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