Sign up to our monthly e-news update featuring the latest news, courses, resources & career opportunities / Subscribe now

Home » News » Wolf Review: most of recommendations implemented

Wolf Review: most of recommendations implemented

Skills for Life Network

The government has announced that most of Professor Alison Wolf’s recommendations for reform of 14 to 19 vocational education have been implemented.

The Department for Education has issued its final progress report on Professor Wolf’s recommendations.

Key points from the report

“As a direct result of these recommendations, apprenticeships have been redesigned by employers to meet employers’ needs, DfE published approved lists of technical and vocational qualifications for 14 to 16 and 16 to 18-year-olds and will report only these qualifications in the performance tables.

“All 16 to 19 year olds in education are now offered a study programme based on their prior attainment, education and employment goals – nearly all students spend at least half their time studying one or more substantial qualifications such as A levels or technical and vocational qualifications which meet DfE’s requirements, alongside other activities such as tutorials or work-experience.

“Students who have not yet achieved an A*to C GCSE in English and maths by the age of 16 now continue to study these subjects as part of their 16-19 education. Sixth forms and FE colleges are funded, and have their performance reported, in the same way. Funding is on a ‘per student’ basis giving education providers the freedom to design programmes which best meets students’ needs and ambitions.

New study programmes, which require those under 19 without GCSEs in English and maths to work towards equivalent qualifications, became a condition of funding in August.” 

View the report in full

Further Information

No further information

Sign up for our e-News Update
Subscribe

You may also like

Skills for Life Network E-News Update May 2022

Skills for Life Network E-News Update May 2022

Check out the Skills for Life Network E-News Update May 2022 for a round up of what’s new and what’s happening in maths, English, ESOL and digital skills in the FE and Training sector.

Maths and English Summit

Maths and English Summit

On Tuesday 24th of  May 2022, AELP in partnership with The Skills Network will run the Maths and English Summit, which will give providers the opportunity to come together to attend a dedicated event focusing solely on maths and English provision.

Taking Teaching Further

Taking Teaching Further

Round five of the DfE-funded Taking Teaching Further initiative that supports providers to recruit teachers, including maths, English and SEND specialists, is now open.

All about using Flipgrid

All about using Flipgrid

In this podcast Saima Hanif, ESOL Lecturer at Hopwood Hall College and a participant in the Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment programme, gives us an engaging insight into using Flipgrid with ESOL learners.

ESOL WordWall Quizzes

ESOL WordWall Quizzes

This knowledge organiser/vocabulary crib sheet for Entry 3 Reading includes two WordWall quizzes for learners to test their understanding.