In an exclusive interview with ITV Meridian - His Royal Highness the Duke of York has given his backing to a new style of further education - pioneered in the Thames Valley.
University Technical Colleges allow students to leave school at 14 years old and start their chosen career path with training and the qualifications they need.
Penny Silvester reports.
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