Education Round-Up – Vocational Qualifications Day, Measuring University-Business Cooperation and Impact and LEP Funding

The Impact of Education & Skills on Economic Growth in South West England


In last week’s newsletter I reported on regional labour market intelligence, calls for Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) reforms, the Council Assets Programme and student satisfaction success. This week the headlines are around vocational qualifications, NIACE’s Manifesto, measuring university-business cooperation, the provision of – and quality assurance in – Higher Education and Local Enterprise Partnership funding.

Vocational qualifications were celebrated nationwide, as part of VQ Day. The Institute of Public Policy Research marked the day with a new report, ‘Vocational Qualifications – a route to future success’, which investigates the changing landscape of the workforce, concluding that, by 2022, nine out of ten of the most in-demand occupations of the future will be attained by completing vocational qualifications. Vocational training will be the key to securing hundreds of thousands of jobs for young people in Devon and Cornwall and the South West, the study into the future…

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