Certificate of Pre-Vocational Education

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Introduced in 1983, and a short‐lived forerunner to the General National Vocational Qualification, although designed for a slightly different type of student; in this case for 16–18‐year‐olds who had left the schooling system with few qualifications. It was developed in response to an initiative from the Department of Education and Science, and offered young people an opportunity to experience different types of college‐based vocationally related training as well as providing them with an element of work experience. Its failure to recruit widely was attributed at the time to the fact that, unlike the youth training schemes then on offer, it did not carry a financial incentive in the form of weekly payments to the student.

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