Advanced vocations faltering

18th August 2000 at 01:00
THE NUMBER of people starting Advanced General National Vocational Qualifications has dropped by more than ten per cent, writes Steve Hook.

The number of Advanced GNVQ registrations for this year was 80,290 - down 10,749 in a year - and less than a tenth the number of entries for A and AS levels. These figures, released by the Joint Council for General Qualifications, come as GNVQs are replaced by the new vocaional A-levels as part of the Curriculum 2000 reforms. They support arguments that this addition to the plethora of post-16 qualifications has not raised standards.

GNVQs have not lived up to their billing as vocational alternatives to A-levels, according to the Office for Standards in Education and the Further Education Funding Council.

Modern apprenticeships shunned: see www.tesfefocus.co.uk


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
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now