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The Forgotten Half

More and more young people go to university. But what those who don't? Paul Johnson investigates why this group's further education has been neglected.

More and more young people now go to university. But what's on offer for those who don't? Public and political attention is far more focused on the university route. Paul Johnson discovers why other kinds of further education and training have been neglected, leaving many young people facing much more difficult choices. Yet the needs of the economy and the choices of many shrewd young people suggest non-university education may be heading for revival.

Producer: Chris Bowlby
Editor: Jasper Corbett

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28 minutes