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Vocational training 'more sensible than university'

Published: Friday, 25 June 2010   Category: Career Advice

Vocational training could be a viable option for school leavers who do not intend to go to university, it has been suggested.

Research published recently by the charity Edge showed that over four million vocational qualifications were awarded last year, representing a year-on-year rise of 11 per cent.

Maths and science courses increased in popularity by 33 per cent, while leisure, travel and tourism qualifications rose by 24 per cent, largely due to the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Sarah Clover, business development manager at notgoingtouni.co.uk, explained that this route appears to be particularly sensible in the current economic climate.

"The country is still struggling to deal with the effects of the recent recession and the number of people able to get a job which properly utilises their degree is far less than it has been," she said.

"Therefore, taking the vocational route is a strong alternative for some people as it allows you to gain the hands-on experience which employers are looking for."

Notgoingtouni.co.uk is a resource dedicated to helping school leavers to recognise the opportunities that exist for them outside of going to university.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19859269-ADNFCR

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