ERIC Number: ED372240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education and Training in the United Kingdom.
This monograph examines vocational education and training (VET) in the United Kingdom. Section 1 outlines the UK's political and administrative structure, population and employment, and economy. The following are among the aspects of the UK's VET system discussed in section 2: evolution of the system; organization of education and training (the education departments, higher education, schools and further education, government responsibility for VET, industrial sectors, localization, research, Northern Ireland, and responsible authorities); vocational qualifications (targets, the National Vocational Qualifications/Scottish Vocational Qualifications framework, accreditation, lead bodies, and awarding bodies); education and initial VET (secondary education, the Technical and Vocational Education Initiative, compacts, careers guidance, youth training, postschool education, training credits, and vocationally oriented higher education); and continuing VET (employment training, continuous professional development, enterprise training, open/flexible learning, in-company training, guidance for adults, and training for trainers). Section 3 explains regulatory and financial arrangements regarding VET, and section 4 analyzes the Europeanization of VET and trends in VET systems in the UK. Appended are a glossary and lists of acronyms/abbreviations, major organizations providing or regulating VET in the UK, and 11 publications. Thirty-six tables/figures are included. (MN)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Adult Education, Career Guidance, Continuing Education, Delivery Systems, Demography, Economic Climate, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Employment Patterns, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Industrial Training, International Cooperation, Job Training, Open Universities, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Standards, Student Certification, Vocational Education, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom