|A skilled workforce helps increase productivity|
Driving up quality, increasing choice and ensuring value for money are at the heart of a major review of post-18 education, launched by the PM last week.
The UK already has a globally recognised higher education system, with record rates of young people, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, going to university. Work is also underway to transform technical education post-16 by introducing new T levels - providing high quality technical qualifications to rival traditional academic options - and overhauling apprenticeships to help provide the skills our economy needs for the future.Although significant progress has been made, it is clear that the current post-18 system is not working as well as it could be - for young people or for the country. The review will ensure that post-18 education is giving everyone a genuine choice between high quality technical, vocational and academic routes, students and taxpayers are getting value for money and employers can access the skilled workforce they need.