The government’s renewed focus on the role of vocational and technical education in tackling skills shortages has led to the introduction of T level qualifications for 16 to 19 year-olds. Each T Level will be equivalent to three A Levels.
As selected providers are getting ready to roll out the first three T Levels from September 2020, we put a ‘Spotlight’ on NFER’s research & insights on the progress and challenges in preparing for the new qualifications and their delivery.
In this piece for TES FE, NFER’s Education to Employment Lead Suzanne Straw presents the results from our third report focusing on awareness of T Levels in schools.Read more
In October 2019, NFER ran a round table with providers and sector representatives and undertook additional data analysis to produce the second in our series of reports on T levels. The report highlighted that progress was continuing, but significant work remained around raising awareness and understanding of T Levels.Read more
In this FE Week piece, NFER’s Suzanne Straw writes that support for T Levels remains buoyant among schools, colleges and independent training providers, but the qualifications still face a host of challenges.Read more
In June 2019, NFER published the first in a series of research studies on how providers are preparing to deliver the first three T Levels. The research included interviews with half the first-wave providers and key sector organisations and focused on progress and challenges in preparing for delivery.Read more