Pounds 83m 'wasted' on NVQ changes
The total, revealed in an answer to a parliamentary question, has been spent since 1988. Ministers have committed another Pounds 7 million to further comprehensive revision following a damning official report by industrialist Gordon Beaumont. He said NVQs were "marred by complex, jargon-ridden language". Mr Davies said: "Considerable public money has been spent on the development of a system of vocational qualifications that is badly flawed and poorly understood."