Schools Week has reported that the government has been urged to commission an independent review of whether the Careers and Enterprise Company is doing a good job helping poorer students get work experience.
British Youth Council charity, also said Ofsted should inspect provision that is funded by the CEC to check on its quality.
The organisation, which came under fire from MPs in May for spending almost £1 million on research and not frontline careers advice, is set to face the education select committee for a second time on Wednesday.
Now, the ‘Realising the potential of work experience’ report, which reviewed 50 submissions of written evidence and two days of oral evidence, has warned of the “patchy and unequal nature” of students’ access to work experience. Read more