More learners than ever are choosing to study in FE than remain at school according to a recent report from Careers Wales. The Pupil destinations from schools report demonstrated a continued increase in the number of entrants selecting FE at Yr 12. The study showed that 53.5% now study in FE, a rise of 2.5% for the second year running.
Iestyn Davies, Chief Executive of the post compulsory education charity ColegauCymru / CollegesWales said, “This report illustrates the changing pattern of progression for learners in Wales.
“FE has worked hard to ensure the offer is varied and responds to local industry and employer need.
“All research shows that effective advice and guidance can enable pupils to progress to an appropriate next level and embark upon a career pathway supported by lifelong learning.”
ColegauCymru will continue to work with Welsh Government to ensure that changes envisaged for the school curriculum form part of the imminent curriculum reform bill and that it further strengthens the opportunities for career progression as young people leave school.
Further information available at http://destinations.careerswales.com/
ColegauCymru / CollegesWalesis the post compulsory educational charity that represents all 13 further education (FE) colleges and institutions in Wales. Its mission is to promote world-class education, training and skills outcomes for all post compulsory learners in Wales.
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