Letter: In brief 1

November 30, 2001

The point I made to the select committee ("HE 'overfishing a small pool'", THES , November 16) was about extra funding that might become available. I did not suggest that money should be transferred from higher to further education.

The UK's further education and vocational sectors have been relatively unregarded. Our performance compared with other European countries at NVQ levels 2 and 3 is weak, whereas our higher education performance is competitive.

There is little prospect of the 2010 target of 50 per cent of students entering higher education unless we make a determined effort to improve, say, achievement levels at national vocational qualifications level 3, which in England is just 51 per cent.

Bryan Sanderson
Learning and Skills Council

Please login or register to read this article.

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most commented

Recent controversy over the future directions of both Stanford and Melbourne university presses have raised questions about the role of in-house publishing arms in a world of commercialisation, impact agendas, alternative facts – and ever-diminishing monograph sales. Anna McKie reports

3 October


Featured jobs