ERIC Number: ED405469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Moving on from Key Stage 4--the Challenge for FE. FEDA Paper.
FE Matters, v1 n8 1997
A study examined the practical issues involved in providing continuity/progression for students who had undertaken General National Vocational Qualifications (GNVQs) and National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) programs at key stage 4 of the British National Curriculum, and who were moving on to further study in post-16 colleges. Data were gathered through a survey of colleges and local education authorities and case studies of 10 further education (FE) colleges that had established partnerships with schools. It was discovered that some schools offer GNVQ Part 1 or units of vocational qualifications as options along with the General Certificate of Secondary Education, whereas other schools offer the same qualifications in partnership with local FE colleges. Most partnership activities involving GNVQs/NVQs were prompted by the desire to improve opportunities for learners, enhance quality of provision, and improve learning progression from 14 to 19. Among the identified benefits of vocationally focused partnership activities for colleges were the following: higher profile for vocational courses; better information about students who move from school to college; higher recruitment rates; improved retention rates; and development of trust between colleges and partner schools. Issues for senior managers, program managers, and program team members were identified. (Contains 12 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Articulation (Education), British National Curriculum, Case Studies, College School Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Prior Learning, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Further Education Development Agency, Publications Dept., Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, Bristol BS18 6RG, England, United Kingdom (6.50 British pounds).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom