Former Education Secretary Lord Baker
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'Vocational training should start at 14'

A report commissioned by the government has criticised some vocational courses offered by schools and colleges in England.

The review says many courses do not lead to jobs and have 'little or no market value'.

Former Education Secretary Lord Baker, who is also the chairman of the Edge Foundation, which promotes practical and vocational learning, said there is an urgent need for young people to be offered high-quality vocational training from the age of 14.

  • 03 Mar 2011
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