Gatsby is working with further education providers and employer organisations to ensure the successful implementation of technical education reform and T-level programmes. A collection of videos demonstrating good practice, and testimonies from students, providers and employers is currently available online via the link below:
An All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for T-levels has been launched by a cross-party group of MPs and peers. At the inaugural meeting in May the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, and Skills Minister, Gillian Keegan, both spoke about the introduction of T-levels and the importance of technical education reform and answered questions from parliamentarians on the progress, scope and development of the new qualifications to date.
The principal aim of the APPG, which is chaired by Damian Hinds MP, is to increase cross-party awareness and understanding of T-levels This will support MPs’ work with colleges, schools, and businesses in their constituencies as young people in their local area start to benefit from these new qualifications. Local businesses are encouraged to engage with technical education in their community, for example, by offering industry placements for T-levels, joining curriculum advisory panels and talking directly to students in classes about their profession.
The three T-levels launched in September 2020 – from the Digital, Construction and Education & Childcare routes – have been well-received by students, staff and employers. The APPG provides a forum for discussion of public policy issues around T-levels, for stakeholders You can keep up to date with the work of the APPG here.