Perspective UK

Perspective UK

September 30, 2009 04:00 ET

Institutions Need to Take the 14-19 Diploma Seriously for It to Reach Its Potential According to Perspective

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marektwire - Sept. 30, 2009) - Perspective, a leading authority in learning management and student monitoring, has indicated that academic institutions need to take the governments new 14-19 diploma qualifications more seriously if they are to have any chance of reaching its potential.

The 14-19 Diplomas have been criticised in several educational quarters, with some universities saying that it doesn't match the high standards set by GCSE and A-level qualifications. Perspective argues that the diploma is just as accurate in determining the ability of students and that confidence in the government initiated qualifications will improve if universities adopt a more positive approach to it.

The 14-19 agenda has been pushed by the Government in an effort to engage all 14-19 year olds in educational activity, and Perspective has supported the agenda by providing many schools and colleges with CLM - the vital software needed for the monitoring of students.

Jim Davis, CEO of Perspective, said: "It is of great importance that the 14-19 diploma develops a strong reputation for itself in order for it to succeed, and the support of organisations such as universities and other academic institutions is one of the vital factors in achieving this reputation.

"The qualifications have the potential to have a huge impact on the UK's prospects, particularly as large numbers of teenagers find themselves without work, or experience, during the economic downturn. The opportunity to gain experience in a distributed learning environment will help the economy by finding new trainees who can be educated whilst contributing to a business".

Perspective's CLM software allows schools and colleges to track their student's progress as they undertake apprenticeships in a distributed learning environment. The applications provides a wide variety of features including training reports, which detail the progress that a student has made over a given period, recent results, and any areas for improvement that need to be addressed.

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