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Monday, 17 June

T-Levels Teed-up

BSRIA's Julia Evans

The first 52 schools and colleges across England, to teach new technical qualifications called T-levels have been announced.

From 2020, they will offer teenagers in England courses in construction. Each course will include a 3-month work placement and are intended as vocational alternatives to A-levels. More courses will be rolled out in stages from 2021 including engineering.

T-levels will become one of three main options for post-16 study alongside apprenticeships and A-levels. The new 2-year courses will have more teaching hours than most current technical programmes and will include a compulsory work placement of 40-60 working days.

T-levels should simplify the process of vocational training in England. The courses will replace thousands that are currently on offer and should make access to the job market easier.

 

BSRIA

BSRIA has welcomed the government announcement. Julia Evans, Chief Executive, said: “T-levels are an important part of the suite of professional learning pathways open to those embarking on their future careers. It is encouraging that construction and engineering are subjects which will be included. This is a really big reform which will help the UK compete on a global stage and help with the evident skills shortage.

"Skilled engineering graduates are essential to BSRIA and the industry workforce of tomorrow. The construction sector’s demand for suitable skilled workers is as crucial as ever. What is clear is that T-levels, A-levels, apprenticeships and TechBacc programmes are all equally vital."

Picture: BSRIA's Julia Evans

 

Providers selected to deliver T Levels in academic year 2020 to 2021

Access Creative College (Access to Music Ltd.)

West Midlands

Archbishop Holgates School

Yorkshire and the Humber

Barnsley College

Yorkshire and the Humber

Bedfordshire & Luton Education Business Partnership

East of England

Big Creative Training Limited

London

Bishop Burton College

Yorkshire and the Humber

Blackpool and The Fylde College

North West

Bordesley Green Girls’ School & Sixth Form

West Midlands

Bridgwater & Taunton College

South West

Cardinal Newman College

North West

Chichester College Group

South East

Cirencester College

South West

City College Norwich

East of England

City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College

West Midlands

Cranford Community College

London

Derby College

East Midlands

Dudley College of Technology

West Midlands

Durham Sixth Form Centre

North East

Exeter College

South West

Fareham College

South East

Farnborough College of Technology

South East

Gateshead College

North East

Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education

Yorkshire and the Humber

Havant and South Downs College

South East

HCUC

London

La Retraite RC Girls School

London

London Design & Engineering UTC

London

Lordswood Girls’ School & Sixth Form Centre

West Midlands

Nelson and Colne College

North West

New College Durham

North East

Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College

Yorkshire and the Humber

Oldham Sixth Form College

North West

Painsley Catholic College

West Midlands

Peter Symonds College  

South East

Runshaw College

North West

Salesian School

South East

Sandwell Academy

West Midlands

Scarborough Sixth Form College

Yorkshire and the Humber

Shipley College of Further Education

Yorkshire and the Humber

St Thomas More Catholic School

North East

Strode College

South West

Sussex Coast College Hastings

South East

The College of Richard Collyer

South East

The Leigh UTC

South East

Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form

East of England

Truro and Penwith College

South West

University College Birmingham

West Midlands

Ursuline High School

London

Walsall College

West Midlands

Walsall Studio School

West Midlands

Weston College

South West

York College

Yorkshire and the Humber

 

 

Article written by Cathryn Ellis

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