T Levels will become one of the main choices for 16-18 year olds in England and Wales, alongside A Levels and apprenticeships
always possible is working on behalf of the Education & Training Foundation and Department for Education to support a number of FE and VI Form Colleges in London, Kent and Sussex in the transition towards T Levels.
Our focus is on helping to create professional development plans for education settings working towards launching T Level courses in 2021.
What are T Levels?
T Levels are new courses coming in September 2020, which will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to 3 A Levels. These 2-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.
T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days). They will provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door into skilled employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship.
A skills revolution?
We are excited about the potential for T Levels, creating meaningful, up-to-date programmes of learning that are co-designed with industry. They will be tough – the equivalent of three A Levels at the same time as navigating the work place – but could bridge together the balance of knowledge and skills that the future workplace needs.
As with every major education reform, there are big challenges. But, we’re delighted to be part of a support network helping to ensure that the funded professional development available for education leaders and teachers is useful and well-designed.
What do you think about T Levels?