New report on T Levels shows lack of awareness, threatening roll out
Britain’s manufacturers are urging the Government to work more closely with business on new reforms to technical education or, risk repeating the same mistakes over the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy which was rushed in without proper consultation.
The call comes on the back of a new survey by Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation which shows a significant lack of awareness amongst Industry about the proposed new T levels, as well as concerns about how key elements of the reforms will be implemented in practice.
The new T levels are due to be introduced in engineering and manufacturing in 2022 and are intended to replace technical qualifications as an equivalent to A levels.
The aim is to simplify the landscape for vocational qualifications and provide a route into skilled employment after two years’ study. They will be made up of five key elements and include mandatory work placements.