The Open UniversitySkip to content

Vocational ladders or crazy paving? Making your way to higher levels

Little, Brenda and Connor, Helen (2005). Vocational ladders or crazy paving? Making your way to higher levels. Learning and Skills Development Agency, London, UK.

Full text available as:
PDF (Not Set) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (420kB)
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


The report is part of a suite of research projects on apprenticeships under the overall theme of 'making work-based learning work'. The aim of this particular study was to explore the role of level 3 vocational qualifications and work-based learning, including Modern Apprenticeships, as progression routes to higher education and to higher-level knowledge and skills more generally. The study comprised secondary analysis of national datasets, and an exploration of supply, demand and progression patterns in four contrasting employment sectors, focusing on enablers and inhibitors of work-based education and training.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: apprenticeships; progression to higher education; work-based learning at higher levels
Academic Unit/School: Other Departments > Centre for Higher Education Research and Information (CHERI)
Other Departments
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 6436
Depositing User: Brenda Little
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 14:24
Share this page:

Download history for this item

These details should be considered as only a guide to the number of downloads performed manually. Algorithmic methods have been applied in an attempt to remove automated downloads from the displayed statistics but no guarantee can be made as to the accuracy of the figures.

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU