Vocational education

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The UK government’s skills bill is a disaster for young people | David Blunkett and Kenneth Baker
Ministers are trying to sneak through a cull of post-16 qualifications. In the Lords we are taking a stand against this, say former ministers David Blunkett and Kenneth Baker

David Blunkett and Kenneth Baker

13, Oct, 2021 @2:35 PM

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Leeds mother pleads for help with autistic daughter’s ballet school fees
Constance Bailey, from the deprived Seacroft estate, has a place at The Hammond School in Chester but cannot afford the costs

Helen Pidd North of England editor

23, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Kenneth Baker: plan to scrap BTecs is an act of vandalism
Former Tory education secretary criticises ‘streamlining’ of vocational and technical qualifications in England

Richard Adams Education editor

29, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Alan Dean obituary
Other lives: Founder of the Burning2Learn mentoring programme for young people

Michael Smith

05, Jul, 2021 @4:23 PM

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People with dyslexia have skills that we need, says GCHQ
UK surveillance agency says it has long valued neurodiverse analysts such as Alan Turing

Rachel Hall

29, Apr, 2021 @6:00 PM

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John Curtis obituary
Other lives: Civil servant who helped to implement employment rights for people with disabilities

Mike Curtis

28, Apr, 2021 @4:15 PM

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Social mobility study to assess lockdown effect on teenagers in England
Academics will follow progress of 10,000 poorer students affected by the Covid-19 pandemic

Rachel Hall

23, Apr, 2021 @1:05 PM

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Only a large-scale skills programme can protect against Covid's fallout
Huge fiscal support has safeguarded jobs and demand, but only skills and training can prevent long-term economic scarring

Andy Haldane

31, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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An unwelcome sign of spring in the air | Brief letters
Brief letters: Adult learning | Barbecues | Climate crisis | Boating advice | Codewords


28, Mar, 2021 @3:37 PM

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The Guardian view on adult education: bring back evening classes | Editorial
Editorial: Taking inspiration from a report produced a century ago, a campaign is growing around a new vision for lifelong learning


21, Mar, 2021 @6:32 PM

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How will you be affected by the change in exam results in England?
We would like to hear from school and college students on how they feel about teacher assessed grades replacing most exams

Guardian community team

25, Feb, 2021 @9:38 AM

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Tell us: how has the pandemic affected your vocational course?
We’d like to hear from young people in further education about how coronavirus has impacted them

Guardian community team

23, Feb, 2021 @12:55 PM

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