Economic Affairs Committee

Economics of higher, further and technical education inquiry

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Scope of the inquiry

The Committee is conducting an inquiry into the economics of higher education, further education and vocational training. The percentage of young adults (ages 17 to 30) estimated to participate in higher education has increased from 42 per cent in 2006/07 to 48 per cent in 2014/15. But excluding universities, there was a 26 per cent fall in adult skills and education between 2011/12 and 2015/16. There has however been substantial growth in the number of apprenticeships over the same period and the Government pledged to create three million apprenticeships by 2020.

The inquiry will investigate how post-school education is funded and whether it is focused sufficiently on the skills which the British economy requires.

Call for evidence

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27 February 2018 3:30 pm

Oral Evidence Session

The economics of higher, further and technical education
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Witness(es)

(at 3:35 pm)
Professor Alison Fuller, Pro-Director (Research and Development), Institute of Education, University College London
Dr Hilary Steedman, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics
Mr Antony Jenkins, Chair, Institute for Apprenticeships
(at 4:35 pm)
Professor Sir Alan Tuckett, Professor of Education, University of Wolverhampton
Professor Ewart Keep, Professor, Director, Oxford University, Centre on Skills Knowledge and Organisational Performance
Mr Stephen Evans, Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute

Location

Room 1, Palace of Westminster

06 March 2018 2:00 pm

Oral Evidence Session

The economics of higher, further and technical education
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Witness(es)

Location

Room 1, Palace of Westminster

13 March 2018 3:30 pm

Oral Evidence Session

The economics of higher, further and technical education
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Witness(es)

(at 3:35 pm)
Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills
Mr Sam Gyimah MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation

Location

Room 1, Palace of Westminster

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