DfE consultation on new T levels – have your say now

The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a consultation on how T levels should be implemented and are inviting all those with an interest – including providers, employers and awarding organisations – to contribute their views.

As announced by Education Secretary Justine Greening’s in October, T level qualifications are a key milestone in transforming technical education in the UK, providing young people with the opportunity to study a technical qualification at level 3 – A level equivalent.

The consultation provides more information on the structure and design of T levels including the design of the technical qualification and work placements that will be integral parts of the programme. It is recognised that the introduction of T levels and wider technical education reforms will be challenging for education and training providers to deliver. DfE are keen to work with stakeholders to shape their implementation and to provide the necessary support to ensure these reforms are a success.

Dr Tony Venus, Tech Partnership’s Head of Standards and Qualifications, who sit on the Digital T level panel, will represent the views of the Tech Partnership, but we also urge all employers, providers, and awarding organisations to input directly into the consultation.

The consultation was announced at the first Skills Summit held at the DfE in Whitehall on 30 November.

Click here to access the consultation