DfE invites schools to deliver new wave of T Levels

The government is now inviting higher education providers to deliver T Levels, due to launch in 2021

Further education providers across the England are being invited to apply to be the first to deliver the next wave of T Levels, which will be taught from 2021.

T Levels will be the technical equivalent of A Levels and combine 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.

In December 2018, the government announced the next 7 T Levels to be taught from 2021. They will be health; healthcare science; science; onsite construction; building services engineering; digital support and services; and digital business services. Today it is inviting providers to apply to deliver these new courses.

Apprenticeships and skills minster, Anne Milton, said:

“This is a truly exciting time. I’m absolutely thrilled at the progress we have made to deliver new T Levels. These transformational reforms have been designed in partnership with industry experts so employers can access the skilled workforce they need, and so more young people gain the skills they need to get a great job, go on to do a higher level apprenticeship or further study.

“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.”

Deputy chief executive of The Association of Colleges, Julian Gravatt, added:

“We are delighted to see the publication of the Expression of Interest for 2021 T Level providers. The commitment that both good and outstanding providers will be eligible to deliver the first 10 T Levels from 2021 will ensure that many more young people from across England will have access to these new, innovative study programmes.”

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Principal at The College of Richard Collyer, Sally Bromley commented:

“Collyer’s was successful in a bid to be one of the first providers of the T Level in the country. The courses will be available from September 2020 and there has already been lots of interest from prospective students. Employers have been involved in the course design because there is a significant work place element and I think this is what is attractive to students.”

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