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Brockmann, Michaela; Clarke, Linda; Winch, Christopher – Journal of Education and Work, 2010
This paper highlights critical shortcomings in the approach to apprenticeship in England and argues that the proposed Apprenticeship Framework is unlikely to fulfil its stated aims of enhancing quality and quantity. The key weaknesses identified are a clear definition of what constitutes an apprenticeship framework, an educational component,…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Comparative Education
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Haynes, Gill – Journal of Education and Work, 2008
In an attempt to address the low levels of engagement in post-16 education and training in the UK amongst some groups at the beginning of the twenty-first century, and to enhance the skills of the future labour force, the UK government instituted an agenda of reform for the post-14 curriculum. Part of these reforms was the introduction in England,…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Surveys