The Wolf report on vocational education

This has a major impact on how we attract young people into our industry

Graham Ward

Summary of the report

Underlying it are three very clear organising principles for reform: any young person’s programme of study, whether ‘academic’ or ‘vocational’, should provide for labour market and educational progress; provide people with accurate and useful information, so that they can make decisions accordingly; the system needs to be simplified dramatically, as a precondition for giving people good and accurate information, to free up resources for teaching and learning, and to encourage innovation and efficiency.