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Campaign launched to increase knowledge of T-Levels before 2020 start
EB News: 07/10/2019 - 10:22
The Government has launched a campaign to ensure young people have the information they need to apply for the first of the first T Levels starting in September 2020.
T Levels are technical equivalents to A levels. The new courses have been co-created with employers so that they provide the knowledge and skills industry need.
Called ‘NexT Level’, the campaign will feature across social media, on-demand television, posters and other digital platforms. There will also be a new website so that young people preparing to take their GCSEs next summer, and starting to consider their next steps, will have all the information they need to choose the path that is right for them.
The Government has also published its latest T Level Action Planwhich confirms the details of the remaining 15 T Levels – to be introduced from 2022 and 2023 – as well as the selection criteria for providers wishing to deliver T Levels in 2022
There will be 25 T Levels in total which are being phased in over the next four years. The first three T Levels in Digital, Education and Childcare and Construction will be taught from September 2020 at selected schools, colleges and other further education providers across England. An additional seven will be rolled out from 2021, which includes three in Health and Science.
T Levels in Legal, Finance & Accounting, Engineering & Manufacturing and Business & Administration will be introduced from 2022. From 2023, T Levels in Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care, Creative and Design, Hair and Beauty and Catering and Hospitality will also be available.
New guidance for T Level providers who will offer the T Level Transition Programme has also been published. The programme is designed to help young people, who may not be quite ready, get the support they need to progress onto T Levels and subsequently to fulfilling careers.
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