The Centre for Vocational Education Research (CVER) was launched in March 2015 and is funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

The Centre brings together four partners, all with significant and acknowledged expertise in vocational education: the Centre for Economic Performance at the LSE (Professor Sandra McNally is CVER’s Director); the University of Sheffield (Professor Steven McIntosh); the Institute for Employment Studies (Dr Stefan Speckesser); and London Economics (Dr Gavan Conlon).

The Centre aims to become a world-class research hub with the potential to generate a step-change in our understanding of the nature, significance and potential contribution of vocational education to individuals and the wider economy.


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Geographical and Contact details

Geographical and Contact Details

LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE

Phone: +44(0)20 7955 7048
Email: CVER@lse.ac.uk