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Authorities to tug funding on 5,000 ‘Mickey Mouse’ {qualifications}

Government to pull funding on 5,000 ‘Mickey Mouse’ qualifications


FIVE thousand vocational programs could possibly be axed as a part of a Authorities crackdown on “Mickey Mouse” {qualifications}.

Daft lessons which get little or no take-up, together with placing on a saddle and Thai therapeutic massage, face being stripped of funding.

Schooling Secretary Gavin Williamson mentioned 12,000 programs have been accessible to over-16s, however 5,000 had fewer than 100 enrolled
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The Authorities mentioned 12,000 programs have been accessible to over-16s, however 5,000 had fewer than 100 enrolled, with none in any respect in some.

These underneath menace embody a qualification in “recognising, placing on and cleansing a saddle”.

An entry degree course in “angling abilities” which had no college students final 12 months may be axed.

Others at risk embody “sugarcraft” — or cake ornament — and “single eyelash extension therapies”.

Anybody within the “secure use of a powered pole pruner” may need to take one other course.


The Authorities final 12 months ordered a overview of vocational {qualifications} at degree three and beneath.

Unveiling its findings, Schooling Secretary Gavin Williamson mentioned children have been confused by so many programs, with many on the identical topic.

He mentioned: “Eradicating funding for {qualifications} that  don’t have any or low numbers of enrolments will assist make sure that college students have a clearer alternative.”


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