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