Businesses given the opportunity to play a central role in designing new technical qualifications.
Leading businesses are being urged to grasp the opportunity of working with the government to develop prestigious new T level qualifications.
Skills Minister Anne Milton has called on industry experts from agriculture, environmental and animal care; business and administration; hair and beauty; creative and design; and catering and hospitality to join the influential T level employer panels and help develop the outline content for new qualifications.
T levels are new courses, which will be on a par with A levels and provide young people with a genuine choice between technical and academic education post 16.
The first subjects in digital, education and childcare, and construction will be taught from 2020.
Skills Minister, Anne Milton said:
T levels are about giving greater choice to young people to get the skills they need to achieve good jobs. It is also about businesses – we know they are crying out for a skilled workforce and T levels will create the next generation of talented employees for them.
We are already working with top industry leaders and want even more to join us to make this a success for individuals, businesses and the economy.
T level content is already being developed with the help of top firms like Rolls-Royce, IBM, Lloyds and Morphy Richards, among others.
The Department for Education wants business representatives to step-up and help design the new qualifications in T level routes which will be delivered from 2022:
- agriculture, environmental and animal care
- business and administration
- hair and beauty
- creative and design
- catering and hospitality
Businesses can apply to be part of the T level qualification panels.