New vocationalism

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  • New vocationalism
    • National vocational qualifications = studying part time while working and earning money
    • General vocational qualifications = full time college education and leave as a qualified personel
    • Modern apprenticeships (2005)
    • Youth traning schemes (YTS) = if unemployed - compulsory work experience to receive unemployment benfits (not paid)
    • Advantages
      • Practical solution of unemployment
      • Work based skills & experience that is useful for the work place
      • Choice = not everyone is academic = not about hierachy
    • Disadvantages
      • FINN = Used to reduce figures = low validility
      • COHEN. Free labour = capitalism = exploitation
        • Marxist perpective
      • Perpetuates the class gap and heirachy
      • Gives no social mobility


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