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Education in the Media: Wednesday 13 February 2019

Today’s Education in the Media blog contains news of the T Level contract awards.

T Level Contracts

Today, Wednesday 13 February, we are awarding contracts to deliver and award the first three T Levels from 2020. Winning bidders will work with the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education to ensure that T Levels are of the highest quality and delivered effectively.

T Levels will be the technical equivalent to A Levels, combining classroom theory with practical learning and industry placement. The new gold standard qualifications have been developed with employers and are designed to meet business needs in an ever-evolving jobs market, with opportunities for a multitude of skilled individuals.

Around 50 further education and post-16 providers will deliver T Level programmes from September 2020.

Education Secretary Damian Hinds said:

This is a major step forward in our work to upgrade technical education in this country. T Levels are a once in a generation opportunity to create high-quality technical education courses on a par with the best in the world, so that young people gain the skills and experience they need to secure a good job, an apprenticeship or progress into further training.

We have made significant progress to implement these vital reforms which are on track for delivery from 2020.  Working alongside the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education the Awarding Organisations will play a vital role ensuring T Levels are high-quality and deliver the skilled workforce employers need.

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