The Secretary of State for Education commissioned Professor Alison Wolf of King’s College London to carry out an independent review of vocational education. She was asked to consider how vocational education for 14- to 19-year-olds can be improved in order to promote successful progression into the labour market and into higher level education and training routes. She was also asked to provide practical recommendations to help inform future policy direction, taking into account current financial constraints.
The review has been informed by over 400 pieces of evidence from the public, a number of visits to colleges, academies and training providers, and interviews and discussion sessions with key partners in the sector.
Key recommendations in the report include:
The Government published its formal response to the Wolf Review on 12 May 2011. You can download a copy of the response from this page.
For any questions, please contact us at the address on this page.
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Information about providing opportunities for 16- to 19-year-olds to move into higher education or skilled employment.
Information about qualifications which will be recognised in school and college performance tables from 2014 onwards.
Information about qualifications that will count in the 2015 performance tables.
Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Education, and Professor Alison Wolf talk about The Wolf Report review of vocational education.