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S880 - A simplified further education and skills funding system and methodology

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Consultation on “A simplified further education and skills funding system and methodology”: Education for Engineering (E4E) comments to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).


Abstract

Intermediate level qualifications (levels 3+) in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subject areas must be prioritised in the funding arrangements. The Government is urged to create a system that incentivises and encourages progression to higher level qualifications across all subjects. A single Further Education Funding Council should replace the two existing funding bodies. With the closure of QCDA, the professional bodies, employers and higher education could perform the function of ensuring the development of appropriate and up-to-date qualifications and assessment.

Submission Details Submitted on 04 October 2010 to Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)


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Keywords and Search Terms Education, Further education, Qualifications, Funding, Vocational education, Skills shortages