Public Finance, Mar. 30th-Apr. 5th 2001, p. 23-24
The new structure for further education in England places colleges, school sixth forms and private training providers under the aegis of the Learning and Skills Council. All will eventually bid for funds from 47 local learning and skills councils, but the funding formula itself is still under discussion.
Journal of Education and Work, vol. 14, 2001, p. 5-27
Recent evidence of employer difficulties in recruiting graduates suggests that concerns about "quality shortcomings" in some graduate job applicants (in particular, lack of practical work experience and commercial understanding) reflect a continuing demand by employers for skills and knowledge which are most easily acquired through employment - based intermediate skills training. In order to remedy this the article proposes a two fold strategy:
Department for Education and Employment
The government aims to have 750,000 adults improve their literacy and numeracy by 2004. In order to achieve this the education and training system will be improved through: