A simplified system to apply for courses? Manchester’s mad for it

Magazine article image

Back in 2017, the Conservative Party pledged to introduce a “Ucas-style portal for technical education” for young people taking technical and vocational routes. But this has yet to come to anything.

As it stands, potential apprentices have to apply to each company individually, as they would with other job vacancies. A “Ucas-style” system could potentially allow applicants to send a single application to five employers in one go.

Sounds like a good idea, right? It seems like it would make the process a lot easier for wannabe apprentices, and encourage others to consider applying for an ...

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.

Subscribe now