There is concern at the Department for Education’s rush to “defund” a number of well-established qualifications, which critics say will place some colleges at risk financially and leave some students without viable post-16 pathways.
A report from the Education Select Committee into the post-16 qualification landscape has urged ministers to hold fire.
T levels began life in in 2019/20. They are two-year, Level 3 courses – broadly equivalent to three A levels –which include a nine-week industry placement.
Currently 16 of the 24 planned T level courses are live, operating in fields including agriculture, business and management, craft and design, and legal services.
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