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Further education providers invited to teach new T Levels
EB News: 13/01/2020 - 09:27
The government is inviting further education colleges and other post-16 providers to apply to teach the third wave of eight T Levels including Legal, Accounting, and Manufacturing, Processing and Control from 2022, in addition to the 10 T Levels that will already be on offer from 2020 and 2021.
T Levels are alternatives to A Levels, combining classroom theory, practical learning and an industry placement, and carry UCAS point’s equivalent to three A levels.
Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, said: "T Levels will radically shake up technical education as we know it. From the very start, we’ve worked hand in hand with further education providers and leading employers to ensure these courses will give young people the skills and experience to land them great jobs and provide employers with the workforce they need to make sure this country continues to thrive on the global stage.
"This is a brilliant opportunity for further education providers to be at the forefront of delivering these new courses and help build a world class technical education system that will benefit generations to come."
Further education providers who are interested in applying to teach T Levels from 2022 can view the eligibility criteria and find out how to apply here. Expressions of Interest will need to be made by Midnight on 28 February 2020.
The remaining seven T levels, including courses in Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care, Catering and Hospitality, Creative and Media, and Hair and Beauty, will be rolled out from 2023, bringing the total to 25. A unique part of T Levels will be the completion of a high-quality industry placement – lasting at least 315 hours, or approximately 45 days – in which students will build the vital knowledge and skills they need to get ahead in the workplace.