Could Sainsbury save the day? Don’t hold your breath
There are far too many shortcomings and omissions in the latest attempt to overhaul the FE sector
Shortly after the shock of the EU referendum, Nick Boles, then skills minister, published Lord Sainsbury’s review of technical education, alongside a Post-16 Skills Plan to implement it. It was a brief distraction from the political changes that were to come – changes that included a new prime minister, a new chancellor, a new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and a revamped Department for Education. And, perhaps least surprising of all, a new skills minister.
But what of the “two for one” offer now? Is it worth salvaging from the wreckage of the last regime? Can it ...