Colleges asked to apply for next wave of T levels

TESTES | January 16, 2019

FE colleges and providers can now apply to deliver the second wave of T levels, skills minister Anne Milton has announced.Chosen providers would be the first to deliver the seven new T levels due to be taught from 2021 – health, healthcare science, science, onsite construction, building services engineering, digital support and services, and digital business services.T levels, the first of which will be launched next year, were introduced by the government as the technical equivalent of A levels, combining classroom theory, practical learning and an industry placement. The first three courses in digital production, design and development, design, surveying and planning, and education will be taught in over 50 further education and post-16 providers from September 2020.“I’m absolutely thrilled at the progress we have made to deliver new T levels. These transformational reforms have been designed in partnership with industry experts so employers can access the skilled workforce they need, and so more young people gain the skills they need to get a great job, go on to do a higher level apprenticeship or further study.

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Globalisation and advances in smart technology are transforming jobs, workplaces and careers at an unprecedented rate. More is being demanded of schools to prepare young people for an unpredictable and uncertain future, but there are limits to what schools can achieve in isolation from the wider community. Both schools and industry play a role in ensuring that all children and young people are given learning opportunities that enable them to reach their full potential and develop the skills and capabilities that are needed in future jobs.

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Globalisation and advances in smart technology are transforming jobs, workplaces and careers at an unprecedented rate. More is being demanded of schools to prepare young people for an unpredictable and uncertain future, but there are limits to what schools can achieve in isolation from the wider community. Both schools and industry play a role in ensuring that all children and young people are given learning opportunities that enable them to reach their full potential and develop the skills and capabilities that are needed in future jobs.

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