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Further education providers invited to deliver new T Levels
Further education providers are being invited to apply to be deliver the next round of T Levels in the subjects of Healthcare Science; Science; Onsite Construction; Building Services Engineering; Digital Support and Services; and Digital Business Services.
T Levels will be the technical equivalent of A Levels combining classroom theory, practical learning and an industry placement.
The first three T Level 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.
Apprenticeships and Skills Minster, Anne Milton said: "I would absolutely urge further education providers that meet the criteria to consider applying to be the first to teach the next wave of T Levels from 2021. It is a fantastic opportunity to be part of education history and help change lives for the better."
The government has also set out that UCAS points will be awarded for T Levels in line with three A Levels.
Expressions of Interest are being invited until midnight on Thursday 28th February. Successful providers are expected to be announced in June 2019.Read more