NCFE and the Campaign for Learning's pamphlet assesses the Prime Minister's ambition of 'university of apprenticeships at 18'.
Author Mark Corney argues that the ambition has some validity since age 18 is the peak year for initial entry in to full-time higher education and starts on apprenticeships, but suggests the ambition fails to capture the complexities of the education, training and labour market for the 18 year old age cohort. Mark looks at how the ambition may need to be redefined and how, to avoid excluding up to 20% of the age cohort, the ambition should be joined up with the Youth Obligation for unemployed 18-21 year olds.
The report was published in April 2016.