That’s right, McDonald’s has been granted power to award its own qualifications up to the equivalent of A-level standard.
The “Golden Arches” will train students in-house for a certificate in basic shift management, which will include modules in finance, hygiene, marketing and, we’re guessing, burger frying.
It’s not the only company to be given the thumbs up by Brown, who is desperately trying to boost the country’s skills shortage. Network Rail and FlyBe, the budget airline, have also won approval to offer the new diplomas.
If a company like McDonald’s is allowed to award its own A-levels, shouldn’t responsible small- and mid-sized companies be allowed to do the same?
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