Modelling a vocational learning system for the 21st Century

This project, guided by policy design theory, involved a systematic analysis of aggregate quantitative data to evaluate the system performance of the UK vocational education and training (VET) system, an analysis of current VET policy and a literature review of the outcomes of vocational learning.

Drawing on these analyses the project then made suggestions for improving VET system performance. The work is summarised in 3 publications:

  • Hayward, G. (2006) Participation, progression and success in vocational learning: a quantitative analysis of system performance. London: Learning and Skills Research Centre
  • Stasz, C. and Wright, S. (2004) Emerging policy for vocational learning in England: will it lead to a better system? London: Learning and Skills Research Centre
  • Stasz, C. Hayward, G., Oh S-A and Wright, S (2004) Outcomes and processes in vocational learning: a review of the literature. London: Learning and Skills Research Centre

Funded by the Learning and Skills Research Centre this project was led by Geoff Hayward and Cathy Stasz.