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Harriss, Harriet, 2018, Other, Vocational careers in construction curriculum design (National policy making for the UK Department of Education). UK Department for Education, UK.

Abstract or Description:

In 2017, I was appointed to the UK Government Department for Education (DfE) Technical Level Panel and tasked with co-authoring the national curriculum for construction-industry qualification that will serve to enable young people to gain both an understanding of and experience within each of the different construction industry trades, within an affordable (and by implication, economically accessible) model of post-compulsory education. The T-Levels (T for Technical) are designed to offer a skills-based alternative to A-Levels, encompassing both college-based and employment-based learning. It is one of a suite of 15 vocational routes across all technical education, with each route bringing together occupations with related skills, knowledge and behaviour requirements into groupings, such as ‘engineering and manufacturing’, ‘health and science’ and ‘digital’. Together, these routes cover 13 million vocational roles in the economy at the moment. This new framework will transform full- and part-time college-based courses into high-quality technical education options. These will fit coherently alongside reformed apprenticeships, and extend to the highest levels of education and training. In particular, they will offer a paid pathway into architecture careers for young people from lower income and more diverse family backgrounds, and by implication, help to improve the poor levels of representation within the architecture profession as a whole.

Official URL: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/media/...
Subjects: Architecture > K100 Architecture
Architecture > K200 Building
Architecture > K200 Building > K220 Construction Management
Other > Social studies > L400 Social Policy > L430 Public Policy
Other > Social studies > L400 Social Policy > L430 Public Policy > L433 Education Policy
School or Centre: School of Architecture
Funders: Department for Education
Identification Number or DOI: Not known
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2018 16:19
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 14:32
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3691

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