More bleeding changes to vocational education ...

Every time a government announces a new type of vocational qualification, kittens die, another unicorn appears and I would like to go into a frenetic rage.

How many are there? How many have we had? I have been working in education for a mere eighteen years and lose track.

Who remembers, GNVQs, old style NVQ's, AVCE's, Advanced Diplomas, Diplomas etc. Some like the BTEC have survived, but its hard work as the qualification that was known in my youth is not the qualification currently available

We also have different vocational qualifications in my field, that may be meaningful to 'England' but not the rest of the world. ITQ, procom, Cambridge Techs, iPro's, City and Guilds and their predisposition to change their four digit numbers.

Yet what does industry want ... students with vendor certifications. Yet in our island'esque view of the universe we think that maybe we can be better than the rest of the planet. Wakey wakey, in this word, we do not rule the waves, the qualifications other competing nations want are those from Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA et al.

Shakes head in despair.




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