Why I'm Encouraging Students to Take the Path Less Travelled... and Consider a Vocational Qualification
Looking back, what I remember vividly is the dedication and enthusiasm of those who taught me. The practical skills I learnt from this vocational training have stayed with me for life and provided a solid foundation for my career as a garden designer. I have extremely happy, fond memories of this time - much better memories than those in the classroom not really interested in what I was being taught.
Employers are been encouraged to endorse vocational qualifications so by 2014, they will have the same weight as academic
High-quality, practical training for pupils is being hampered by the requirements of school league tables, according to a
Schools and colleges will be judged on how many sixth-formers gain good vocational qualifications, it was announced on Monday
Record high youth unemployment statistics have sparked much debate about education today. Universities, vocational qualifications and apprenticeships have been making headlines, with much discussion about their value and the role they play in our society. It's a minefield of confusing and contradictory messages for school leavers and their parents.