Almost 50,000 in ‘dead-end’ college courses

A study by the Institute for Public Policy Research found that teenagers taking lower-level vocational qualifications were three times more likely to be classed as NEET – not in education, employment or training – as those studying A-levels.

There are nearly 50,000 teenagers on “dead-end courses” that fail to lead to a job or university, according to this research. The think-tank claims many teenagers on such courses would be better off in apprenticeships or stronger forms of training.

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