A report by YouGov Plc, commissioned by the Edge Foundation
This annual survey measures the extent and type of education-employer partnerships around the UK, looking at the perceptions of the value of employer engagement, levels of awareness about the opportunities and types of activities available, any barriers to partnership and perceptions about vocational qualifications. Researchers carried out fieldwork from Sept-Oct 2009, receiving responses from 2,198 young people, 1,013 parents, 1,001 employers and 1,034 teachers (covering Key Stages 3 to 5). Data was weighted for a high number of variables, including gender, age, school/college type, current activity (e.g. working full time, on a training course), industry and government office region.
Different types of learning in schools
Stakeholders* continue to believe that schools favour academic qualifications over vocational ones. Half of secondary teachers and 39 per cent of parents said their school favour