LearnDirect – lessons to learn? | Donald Clark

Brown’s dreamI was a Trustee of LearnDirect for many years and played a role in its sale to Lloyd’s Capital and in setting up the Charity from the proceeds of the sale – Ufi. It’s a salutary tale of a political football that was started by Gordon Brown, with great intentions. It was originally seen as a brake on the University system aimed at the majority of young people who were being failed by the system. It’s aim was vocational – hence the name – University for Industry. However, it morphed into something a little different – essentially a vehicle for whatever educational ails the…

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