The Department for Education is pleased to announce that it will begin recruiting for the next phase of T level panels at the end of March. Ahead of launching the recruitment, the Department would like to raise awareness of its plans and request your help in making practitioners and other professionals aware.
T levels will be a gold standard for technical and professional excellence, co-created and co-delivered by employers, providers and other partners to ensure the skills system responds to the changing labour market. We agreed in the Post 16 Skills Plan to accept all the recommendations made by the Independent Panel on Technical Education and have already begun work to deliver these exciting reforms as set out in the T level action plan. We believe there is one way to get this right – through a genuine partnership between business, government and education professionals.
T level panels are responsible for developing the outline content for new T levels and are made up of employers, professional bodies and providers. There are already T level panels in place across 6 routes: Digital; Education and Childcare; Construction; Health and Science; Legal, Financial and Accounting; and Engineering and Manufacturing. These panels are working hard to create outline content for those T levels to be delivered in 2020 and 2021.
At the end of March recruitment will open for the panels for the five remaining T level routes, which will be delivered from 2022: Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care; Business and Administration; Hair and Beauty; Creative and Design; and Catering and Hospitality. We are looking for people with direct experience of occupations in those areas and would appreciate your help in raising awareness amongst your networks of this activity ahead of the recruitment launch. We are keen to ensure we have a diverse balance of industry professionals, be that experienced practitioners, managers/trainers of practitioners, or members of professional bodies or trade associations, with a breadth of experience and knowledge, and covering a range of roles.
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