Reviewing vocational education and training in England
The role of vocational education and training and its contribution to the lifelong learning agenda has pre-occupied the UK Government for some time.
Following this year's review of vocational education and training in England by Professor Alison Wolf, the DfE published its response in May 2011, accepting Professor Wolf's recommendations for reforms to the current system in England.
Read the Department's response to the Wolf report.
(Note:As Education and Skills are under direct control of the Devolved Administrations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, their systems are subject to separate reviews and have not been commented upon within this article.)