Some young people only discover the joy of learning through the vocational route. Alasdair Craig featured in a BBC World series which looked at the value put on vocational learning in China, Germany, India, Japan, the UK and the US. other countries see the value of practical learning more than the UK. Often companies wish to run apprenticeships but are put off by Government bureaucracy.Confused? You will be. Education Guardian 8 April 2008. Further comment on the possible loss of some vocational qualifications to meet Government ambitions to simplify the qualifications system.