ERIC Number: ED410372
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Training in Britain: A Guide.
Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
This booklet describes British efforts to develop a world-class, highly skilled work force. The booklet examines the following topics: Britain's training framework (the National and Scottish Vocational Qualification system and national targets for foundation and lifetime learning and training); strategies for developing a flexible qualification system (the National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) framework, NVQ levels, and sample NVQ routes); efforts to encourage employers to invest in training (the role of industry training organizations, training and enterprise councils, the Investors in People program, and the National Training Awards program); strategies for educating and training young people for high-quality skills (post-16 routes, education initiatives at the postsecondary level and in higher education, further education-sector colleges, apprenticeships, youth training, the Youth Credits program, and careers services); motivating and enabling individuals to train (advice and guidance, incentives to train, and open and distance learning); initiatives to help unemployed people and individuals who are at a disadvantage in the labor market; methods to achieve and monitor quality in the training market; and mechanisms for working in partnership with the European Community (the European Social Fund and European Community training programs). Appended are lists of pertinent acts of Parliament and command papers and abbreviations. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Educational Quality, Educational Strategies, Employment Qualifications, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange, Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, Motivation Techniques, National Programs, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, School Business Relationship, Skill Development, Systems Approach, Training Methods, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)