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Research reports commisioned by the Crafts Council

Studying Craft 16 

The latest Studying Craft figures from the Crafts Council show that craft education remains in crisis. Over the last seven years, the numbers of students studying craft GCSEs have plummeted by nearly 25%, the number of design and technology students has dropped by 41%, and higher education courses have fallen by 50% since 2007/08.

Studying Craft 16 indicates that whilst the number of students taking entry level courses in further education has boomed to 67,340 since 2007/08, only 8% of these students progress to more advanced courses indicating a decline in the development of new professional talent.