Leading academic sends Miliband back to classroom over ‘confusing’ technical degree plan – FE Week

Professor Alison Wolf has issued a stinging attack on Labour leader Ed Miliband’s plans to “revolutionise learning and training” by introducing technical degrees at university.

The Kings College London academic (pictured), whose government-commissioned review of vocational education for 14 to 19-year-olds was published in early 2011, branded the idea “confusing,” while Skills Minister Matthew Hancock labelled it “odd” and accused the Opposition leader of a lack of awareness of the FE sector.

Mr Miliband unveiled his plans in a speech at the Higher Ambitions vocational education summit, organied by the Sutton Trust, in London’s  Institution of Civil Engineers today.

He said the technical degree would be for “the forgotten 50 per cent who do not currently go to university”.

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