The Department for Education are looking for further education providers to deliver the third wave of T Levels in 2022/23.
T Levels have been designed as a technical alternative to A levels. The courses will provide learners with classroom theory, practical learning and industry experience. The new wave will consist of eight T Levels in a variety of sectors including law, accounting and manufacturing.
“T Levels will radically shake up technical education as we know it.
From the very start, we’ve worked hand in hand with further education providers and leading employers to ensure these courses will give young people the skills and experience to land them great jobs and provide employers with the workforce they need to make sure this country continues to thrive on the global stage.
This is a brilliant opportunity for further education providers to be at the forefront of delivering these new courses and help build a world class technical education system that will benefit generations to come.”
Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education
There are currently ten T Levels that will be offered from 2020/21 and a total of 25 will be delivered by 2023 as part of the government plan to invest significantly in technical education and training.
Learners completing the course will receive the equivalent UCAS points to 3 A Levels. This is to ensure they can progress to a job or apprenticeship as well as higher education. Components of the course include an industry placement as well as GCSE/Functional Skills qualifications.
All providers who want to deliver the new courses must be rated as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted as well as having at least “satisfactory” financial health. Providers who do not yet have an Ofsted rating but would like to express interest in delivering T Levels need to be able to demonstrate that they have an “equivalent standard of quality”.
Further education providers looking to teach T Levels can register their interest on the Gov website.