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West Cheshire College is giving 14-16 year olds a taste of the Tomlinson Report.

WEST Cheshire College is giving young people a taste of the future of education by providing vocational learning for 14 to 16 year olds, as recommended in the Tomlinson Report, written by the former chief inspector of Englands schools Mike Tomlinson, which is released today.

The College’s involvement with the Increased Flexibility programme has been deemed a great success with students reaping the benefits of vocational learning.

As one of the leading providers of the Programme in Cheshire and Warrington, the College is welcoming more than 500 Year 10 and 11 school pupils through the doors this academic year to study in a range of vocational areas such as Catering and Food Preparation, Childcare, Engineering, Hairdressing and Beauty, Sport, Motor Vehicle and Construction. Advisers help students review their progress and the College keeps in close contact with partner schools.

School Liaison Co-ordinator Jodi Dodd said: “The Increased Flexibility Programme has been a great success at West Cheshire College. Most students prefer the College environment and vocational learning to classroom-based academic subjects and have excelled as a result. They find that subjects relating more closely to the world of work are more motivating and many have found skills they didn”t know they had, have focused on a clear career goal and are keen to carry on with their education.”

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