Lead DfE civil servant debunks Skills Plan 'myth'

24 11.16

The Government’s controversial plans to replace over 20,000 technical courses with 15 routes won’t lead to just 15 qualifications, a top civil servant has insisted. Warwick Sharp, the deputy director 16-19 strategy at the Department for Education, said during a speech at the Association of Employment and Learning Providers’ autumn conference it was a “myth” that the streamlining – which many in the sector worry is too drastic – would result in limited outcomes. He went on: “I can’t say how many qualifications there will be, but there will definitely be multiple qualifications per route, according to how much sense it makes to either bump those occupations together, or have a qualification per occupation.” Read the article