Major change in delivery of work experience at schools
In 2011 a review of vocational education was commissioned by the Department for Education in England. This explored the role of vocational education for 14-19 year olds and how it could be better aligned with the demands of the labour market.
The Wolf review 2011 signalled a major change in how work experience will be delivered in English schools. Findings highlighted that work experience would be more productively delivered at 16-18 to ease transitions of young people into the workforce. For 14-16 year olds work experience should be targeted mainly at lower academic achievers.
The Government’s formal response to the Wolf review highlights how the current system of vocational education is failing too many young people. Read more....