Financial Times, May 24th 2005, p.4
Colleges have warned that 200,000 places on adult education and training courses will be cut from September as the government diverts resources to those without basic skills or GCSE exam passes. John Brennan, chief executive of the Association of Colleges, said the decision to prioritise basic skills courses and an entitlement to free tuition for anyone without GCSE qualifications would lead to deep cuts elsewhere.
Department for Education and Skills
London: TSO, 2005 (Cm 6485)
The reforms set out in this White Paper will combine to reshape the vocational training system in the UK so that it is driven by the aspirations and needs of employers and individuals. The White Paper proposes: