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Youth Training

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 18 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the development of youth training.

New youth training is a major step forward. It offers the promise of a level-2 qualification or more for every trainee who can achieve it. It offers flexible design and duration of training and wider eligibility. It will provide improved help for those with special training needs and those seeking employment after training.

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he has any plans to improve the quality of the initial assessment of trainees on employment training courses.

A number of initiatives are continuing to develop and improve the quality of initial assessment of trainees seeking training within employment training.