‘Tech Bacc’ aims to boost status of vocational courses

Plans to raise the status of vocational courses in sixth forms and colleges in England are to be unveiled later.bricklayer

Teenagers will gain a “technical baccalaureate” by showing abilities in maths, literacy and achieving a high level vocational qualification.

The aim is to give the new performance measure for schools and colleges the same status as A-levels.

Some universities and employers have complained current vocational education is of questionable quality.

Skills minister Matthew Hancock said the technical baccalaureate would be a “mark of achievement”.

The “Tech Bacc”, to be launched on Monday by Mr Hancock and Education Secretary Michael Gove, is intended to reinforce the value of technical and vocational training and qualifications taken by 16 to 19-year-olds.

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