Post-16 colleges across England named as T-level providers
June 15, 2018
This week, the secretary of state for education, Damian Hinds, has named 52 post-16 providers across England as the first institutions to teach the new T-level qualifications. A list of the institutions selected can be found here.
The T-levels are designed to offer ‘a choice between technical and academic education post 16’ and are designed by leading employers to offer young people the necessary skills to match the needs of the workforce. Each T-level includes a 3 month placement and is regulated by Ofqual and the Institute for Apprenticeships. More about T-levels can be found here.
Commenting on the announcement, Hinds outlined that: “For too long young people have not had a genuine choice about their future aged 16. Whilst A levels provide a world class academic qualification, many technical education courses are undervalued by employers and don’t always provide students with the skills they need to secure a good job - that has to change … naming the first 52 colleges and providers where young people will be able to study the first T Levels is an important step forward”.
Governors and trustees, particularly in secondary schools, may be interested in finding out more about the T-level providers in their area. They can use this information to question senior leaders as to whether T-levels are covered as part of impartial careers guidance and advice for students.