FE & skills: Labour

  • Protect the whole education budget in real terms, from early years to post-16 education and skills
  • Deliver a new ‘Technical Baccalaureate’ for 16-18 year olds, including a quality vocational qualification, and ensure that students study English and maths to 18
  • Transform highest performing colleges into new ‘Institutes of Technical Education (ITEs)’, with a core mission to deliver the Tech Bacc and higher level skills
  • Introduce a new, independent system of careers advice