Tuesday, 7 June 2016

University or Apprenticeships at 18

by the Campaign for Learning

NCFE and the Campaign for Learning's latest report assesses the Prime Minister's ambition of 'university of apprenticeships at 18'.

Author Mark Corney argues that the ambition has some validity since age 18 is the peak year for initial entry in to full-time higher education and starts on apprenticeships, but suggests the ambition fails to capture the complexities of the education, training and labour market for the 18 year old age cohort. Mark looks at how the ambition may need to be redefined and how, to avoid excluding up to 20% of the age cohort, the ambition should be joined up with the Youth Obligation for unemployed 18-21 year olds.

Download the 'University or Apprenticeships at 18' Report

Earn or Learn for 18-21 year olds

by the Campaign for Learning

NCFE and the Campaign for Learning has published a report by Mark Corney which analyses the Government's expectation that all 18 to 21 year olds should be 'earning or learning'.
Mark looks at the policy reasons for treating 18 to 21 year olds as a new and distinct age group. He also considers how 'earning or learning' can be fully realised for all young people given existing and proposed policies such as the removal of the cap on student numbers in higher education, the introduction of the Youth Obligation and the proposed abolition of the automatic entitlement to Housing Benefit. Mark makes a series of policy recommendations for ensuring 18 to 21 year olds have the fullest range of opportunities to 'earn or learn'.

Download the Earn or Learn for 18-21 Year Olds Report