Vocational education takes centre stage

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In his Labour Party conference speech today, Ed Miliband laid out his plans to give equal billing to vocational education. AAT’s Chief Executive, Jane Scott Paul, offers her take on the announcement

I really welcome the announcement in Ed Miliband’s conference speech that the Labour Party will give equal attention to vocational education and his commitment to work with industry and professional bodies to develop ‘gold standard’ vocational opportunities.

AAT has always believed that vocational training can provide an equally valid route to success, and is proud of our members working at all levels of the accountancy profession who provide tangible proof of that every day.

AAT is always willing to share our experience, and to work with policy makers who share our aspiration to place vocational learning at the heart of the education landscape.

Watch the highlights of Ed Miliband’s speech:


Jane Scott Paul was AAT's Chief Executive between 1997 and 2014.

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