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Industry experts appointed to design new T Levels
Professionals from across different industries have been appointed to chair new panels which will lead work on designing the content of the next set of new T Levels.
The employer led panels will shape new T Level programmes in: Animal Care and Management; Agriculture, Land Management and Production; Human Resources; Management and Administration; Catering; Craft and Design; Cultural Heritage and Visitor Attractions; Media, Broadcast and Production; and Hair, Beauty and Aesthetics, and will be first taught from 2022.
Lee Stafford, owner and founder of Lee Stafford products and Lee Stafford Education, will lead the panel for Hair, Beauty and Aesthetics; while Dr Steve Dowbiggin OBE, former Principal of Capel Manor College and now business owner with 50 years’ experience in the land-based sector, will be chairing the Agriculture, Land Management and Production panel.
Amy Smith, Head of Talent at Framestore, a leading British visual effects company, will be Chair of the Media, Broadcast and Production employer panel and Vicky Skinner, education manager at Pet Industry Federation, is chairing the Animal Care and Management T Level employer panel.
The nine new panels will join the 16 existing T Level panels that are already up and running, designing the outline content for the first tranche of T Levels, in routes including Digital; Legal, Financial and Accounting; Education and Childcare; Health and Science; Engineering and Manufacturing; and Construction.
T Levels are new programmes which will put the British technical education system on a par with the best in the world. They will be a real alternative to A Levels, providing young people with a choice between technical and academic education post 16.
The first three T Level programmes in Digital, Education and Childcare and Construction will be taught from 2020, with further T Levels delivered from 2021.
The new T Level panel chairs and panel members appointed can be found on the link below.