Research into the operation, role and value of vocational and vocationally-related qualifications delivered as standalone qualifications.
In 2005, the government published the white paper 14-19 Education and Skills, which set out a 10-year programme of reforms to transform the education system for 14- to 19-year-olds in England. This included proposals to reform the qualifications offer, such as introducing diplomas, a new suite of qualifications, and the expansion of apprenticeships.
This research looks at the vocational qualifications and vocationally-related qualifications that are not currently in the four routes, specifically, which are delivered as standalone qualifications. It explores provider motivations to deliver these qualifications in the 14 to 19 phase and the value to learners, employers and higher education.