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Centres of Vocational Excellence

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what vocational skills are covered by the centres of vocational excellence. (117114)

The LSC have approved 403 CoVEs since 2001 across England in a range of sectors. Currently 383 CoVEs are operational under the original criteria. The areas of learning they cover include:

Information and Communications Technology

Business Administration and Management


Engineering and Technology

Visual/Performing Arts

Health and Social Care

Land-based Provision


Sciences and Maths

Retailing and Customer Services

Hairdressing and Beauty.