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Just 20,000 students to take diplomas

Education minister Ed Balls today confirmed that just 20,000 14-18 year-olds have committed to taking the new diplomas, to start in September. This shows 'poor implementation' of the diploma according to the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA).

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