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First session of post-16 education inquiry to investigate how UK compares to other OECD countries

25 March 2022

The first session of the Education Committee’s inquiry into The future of post-16 qualifications will consider how other OECD countries’ post-16 education systems compare to England’s and what we can learn from alternative approaches.  

Purpose of the session

MPs are expected to examine the Government’s plans to simplify the post-16 qualifications landscape, along with the introduction of T Levels and aspects of the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill. How well these plans will provide the skills and knowledge to prepare students for the workplace of the future may be discussed, as may the impact that removing most general applied qualifications will have on disadvantaged students.  

The Committee is also expected to consider how to improve the take-up of apprenticeships, especially degree apprenticeships, amongst young people.  

Witnesses

Wednesday 30 March

From 10am 

  • Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)  
  • Lord Baker of Dorking

Further information

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