The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Youth Employment have launched their latest inquiry ‘The Impact Of Vocational Qualifications On Young People’s Employability and Labour Market Outcomes’. This inquiry will run from October 2021 – January 2022.
Following a series of consultations, the Department for Education has proposed the streamlining of post-16 qualifications by removing funding for some vocational and technical qualifications, including BTECs.
T Levels, Apprenticeships and A Levels will be the main options for post-16 qualifications.
This inquiry seeks to understand how the removal of funding for some vocational qualifications, including BTECs, will impact the choices available to young people and what that will mean for their employment prospects and outcomes.
The APPG for Youth Employment will bring together experts across the education, training and employment space, young people and employers to explore the impacts on the choices available to young people and how this may impact the labour market.
There is a second meeting on 23 November 2021 9.30am to 11am which you can join to find out more.
It may be of interest to VCSE organisations who support young people with qualifications and entry to employment.