T-levels launched in 52 colleges from 2020

T-levels launched in 52 colleges from 2020 In one of the biggest overhauls of the education system, schools are to let students study technical qualifications – the so-called T-levels – instead of A-levels.

The Government has unveiled the 52 colleges and post-16 providers in England where pupils will be able to study construction, digital skills and childcare from September 2020. Another 22 courses, covering sectors such as finance and accounting, engineering and manufacturing, and creative and design, will be launched from 2021.

The locations are spread across the country and include further education colleges, schools, community colleges and training centres.

Education Secretary Damian Hinds said the courses would be developed alongside businesses and the DfE would also examine similar programmes in other countries. “T-levels represent a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reform technical education in this country so we can rival the world’s best performing systems,” he added. However the Times notes that some experts, including the CBI business lobby group and civil servants, have warned the qualifications are not ready and are being rushed through

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