This is an accessible and clearly written survival guide to Vocational Education and Training in the UK. Christopher Winch draws on recent research to answer key questions such as: Why is VET such an important area? How can European models be used to develop VET in the UK? How is VET structured and provided? And, what are the main issues facing VET today? All in all, the most user-friendly and useful guide to VET ever published.
Christopher Winch is a Reader in Educational Management and Policy at King's College, London University and has published widely on VET.
Chapter 1: Vocational Education in England: or 'Will Cinderella ever make it to the Ball?'; Chapter 2: 'They do things differently there'. VET in a European context.; Chapter 3: 'Ground Hog Day?'. Recurrent debates in VET.; Chapter 4: 'If you can understand it, you deserve an NVQ level 5'. The Structure and Provision of VET in the UK Today.; Chapter 5: 'You take the high-skill road and I'll take the low-skill road' VET at the crossroads.; Further Resources: Bibliography, List of Acronyms, expert information about further contact/support.