Snobbery poses risk to diploma skills boost

Scott, Anna
July 2008
People Management;7/24/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 15, p9
The article reports on criticisms against the plan of the British government to introduce both vocational and academic diplomas for 14- to 19-year-olds, which will run parallel with General Certificate of Secondary Educations (GCSE) and A-levels. While employers have welcomed the sector-specific vocational qualifications, the first of which will launch in September, the academic qualifications in humanities, languages and sciences have faced criticism. INSET: 'HELP SICK STAFF TO GET BACK TO WORK'.


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