Technical education

Ensuring access to high quality technical education

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We’re committed to ensuring people have access to high-quality technical education across the country, and University Technical Colleges are helping to deliver on that, with 21% of pupils progressing into apprenticeships after completing their post 16 education, more than double the national average.

Guest blog: Opportunities in engineering through apprenticeships

In light of today's GCSE results and the exciting array of next steps available to young people, Jessica’s blog looks at her inspiring career journey to date, how apprenticeships can be a great tool to increasing social mobility, and the importance of more women taking up engineering.

Consultation on Post-16 education

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We have made huge progress to boost the quality of education and training on offer for young people. From 2020 we will start to roll out new T Levels which will offer young people high-quality technical courses alongside our world class A Levels. These will be the gold standard choice for young people after they take their GCSEs.

The funding of further education

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Our school sixth forms and colleges have a vital role to play in making sure people have the skills they need to get on in life. That is why we have protected the base rate of funding for 16 to 19 year olds until 2020. We continue to allocate further funding for specific needs such as an extra £500m for providers to support disadvantaged students.