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Glamorgan Archives
Technical and Vocational Education Initiative, records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DTVEI

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Technical and Vocational Education Initiative records

Short Title: Technical and Vocational Education Initiative, records

Creation date(s): 1984-1995

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied.

Name of creator(s): Technical and Vocational Education Initiative


Administrative/Biographical history: TVEI (Technical and Vocational Initiative) was established by central government as part of the Manpower Services Commission in 1986 as a five-year pilot scheme; the intention was to stimulate the provision of technical and vocational training for 14-18 year olds in the education system by means of a series of projects exploring and testing methods of organising, managing and providing resources for programmes of education. The Manpower Services Commission had been established in 1974 to manage the country's public employment and training services, and to advise central government on manpower policies. The Commission was answerable in Wales to the Secretary of State for Wales. The TVEI was introduced as a response to the concern expressed by the business world that students were not adequately prepared for working life. Pilot projects were established under the TVEI over several years. The TVEI project applied to children of all educational abilities, aged 14 and over, for a four-year course operating through consortia of existing schools and colleges of further education. The TVEI Resources Unit was based at Cefn Road, Mynachdy, Cardiff, Glamorgan. The project closed in 1995.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Technical and Vocational Education Initiative, 1984-1995, includes: contract between the Manpower Services Commission and County of South Glamorgan, 16 May 1986, with covering letter and duplicate; extension of the TVEI Advisers' Meeting, Guidance and Objective papers, 17 July, 1987; General National Vocational Qualifications (GNVQs), information leaflets for parents (various languages), 1994; progress and planning reports, 1985-1995; Advisers Management Group minutes, 1994; Consortium I & II Management meetings, minutes, 1989-1994; Consortium II Co-ordinators' Meetings, minutes, 1989-1985; consortia monitoring reports, 1989-1993; Phase I, reports of Schools, 1994; and reports of various conferences, 1989-1995.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to date and type.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Physical characteristics: Good to fair condition

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Information to be supplied.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for Technical and Vocational Education Initiative.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2004

Technical and Vocational Training Initiative | Archives
Technical education | Wales, South

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Technical and Vocational Training Initiative

Cardiff (Wales)

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