19 March 2019

  |  CBI Press Team

Update

"Young people need clear, high-quality and easy to understand options"

We've responded to the Government's consultation on improving the quality of post-16 qualifications.

Matthew Fell, CBI Chief UK Policy Director, said:

“Young people need clear, high-quality and easy to understand options at 16 - whether that’s A-levels, new T-levels, or doing an apprenticeship. Each route is valued by employers, but it can sometimes be difficult to understand the difference between the thousands of qualifications and different grading systems out there.

“The Government is absolutely right to address this by giving employers a part in shaping the reforms, ensuring qualifications relate to the modern world and give young people the skills they need to succeed.”