(19) The opportunities in Scottish schools for taking Scotvec
odu es at ages 15 and 16 do not, in practice, amount to anything substantially corresponding to Dutch vocational courses (see the references to classes $3 and $4 by D Weir and L Kydd, The National Certificate and Highers: a case of market forces, Scot.
Our study suggests that British employers could easily shift part of the cost of technician and craft training to colleges of Further Education and to the individual by recruiting trainee technicians and craft workers at 18 (instead of at 16) after they have obtained a BTEC or SCOTVEC
(Ordinary) National qualification by full-time study in a FE college.
The youth, who has 20 Scotvec
modules in various subjects, including Maths, English and History, admitted 17 charges, including 13 car thefts, stealing fuel, careless driving, driving without insurance and driving without a licence.
The SQA, which took over the functions of the Scottish Examination Board and SCOTVEC
last year, is now responsible for most of Scotland's qualifications.
At the moment, Stacey is accumulating Scotvec
"But I don't think there was anyone more surprised than me when I learned in 1996 that Scotvec
had chosen me as Business Student of the Year.
"They are trained and have Scotvec
modules in play work, first aid and management," Ann continued.
She had previously attended a 20-week SCOTVEC
course in interior design at Falkirk College, which she says probably helped her to avoid some of the common errors.
"I did a Scotvec
Interior Design Course at Falkirk College," she told us.
Managing director George Watson says proudly: "All the staff have been trained in food hygiene and they are now going for SCOTVEC
certificates in food handling, processing and packaging."
Leanne has just completed SVQ Level Three and has attended evening classes to complete a SCOTVEC
certificate in gents hairdressing.