ERIC Number: ED443963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education and Training in the United Kingdom. 2nd Edition.
This monograph, which describes the vocational education and training (VET) system in the United Kingdom, is a step towards updating and extending the series on VET in the member states of the European Community. Chapter 1 provides background information on: political and administrative structure; population; the economy and labor force; educational levels of the population and labor force; and employment and skill needs. Chapter 2 describes briefly the education system and its development, including the education departments, local authorities, secondary education, higher education, teacher training, and educational research. Chapter 3 covers the VET system's historical development, common elements for initial and continuing VET, initial VET, and continuing VET. Chapter 4 presents the regulatory framework. It discusses administrative and regulatory arrangements and financial arrangements. Chapter 5 covers qualitative aspects, including certification and the qualifications and training of trainers. Chapter 6 focuses on: social and economic trends and a change of government. Annexes include a list of acronyms and sets of initials; major organizations involved in providing or regulating vocational training; a 37-item bibliography; glossary; and further proposed changes to the VET infrastructure. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Developed Nations, Educational Certificates, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Student Certification, Teacher Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom