Higher Education Crisis: Marzipan modelling and balloon artistry courses to be axed!

Thousands of ‘Mickey Mouse’ courses will be scrapped over fears many don’t lead to worthwhile employment for teenagers.

The Government wants to abolish up to 20,000 vocational courses in subjects including balloon artistry, marzipan modelling and sugarcraft, which teaches students to bake cupcakes.

Critics have long questioned the value of such qualifications, which they say short-change students because they have few uses in real life.