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Policy paper

Post-16 skills plan and independent report on technical education

The government’s vision for technical education, based on the work of Lord Sainsbury’s independent panel.


Post-16 skills plan (web accessible)

Post-16 skills plan (print ready)

Technical education reform: the case for change


The post-16 skills plan sets out the government’s plan to support young people and adults to secure skilled employment and meet the needs of the economy.

The report is the report of an independent panel set up to advise ministers on improving the quality of technical education.

The ‘Technical education reform: the case for change’ paper presents the available evidence on the government’s reforms.

An equalities impact assessment of technical education reform is also available.