TechBacc support (letter in City A.M., 25/4/13)

[Re: Firms cheer UK qualification for industry skills, Tuesday]

It was good to read the endorsement of the new TechBacc by Neil Carberry of the Confederation of British Industry in Tuesday’s paper. Including Level Three in maths, a vocational qualification, plus an extended project, it promises to be rigorous and challenging, giving vocational education the high status it deserves. It is for sixth formers and on a par with the A level route. I am convinced that the TechBacc will allow us to compete internationally, and provide our young people with the skills for which our employers are crying out.

Dr Liz Sidwell, Schools Commissioner for England

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