30 October 2019
A new promotional campaign aims to ensure that young people have the information they need to apply for the first of T Levels, when they start in September 2020.
Appearing on social media, on-demand television and other digital platforms, as well as old-fashioned posters, the “NexT Level” campaign will alert potential applicants to the opportunities offered by the new qualifications.
A dedicated website (https://www.tlevels.gov.uk) helps reinforce the message that T Levels have been designed in partnership with businesses and employers to give students the knowledge and skills they need to follow the career they want.
Twenty-five T Levels will be introduced over the next four years, with three being taught from next September at selected schools, colleges and other further providers across England (Digital; Education and Childcare; and Construction).
T Levels in Legal, Finance and Accounting, Engineering and Manufacturing, and Business and Administration will be introduced from 2022.
From 2023, qualifications in Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care, Creative and Design, Hair and Beauty, and Catering and Hospitality will also be available to students.
Details of the latest T Levels to be agreed have now been published in the latest T Level Action Plan (available via https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/t-level-action-plan).
Describing the new qualification as a “complete game changer”, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said that the courses will give young people a head start in their careers and will rival top performing technical education systems such as those offered in Germany.
“With less than a year to go before the first T Levels are taught,” he said, “we want to make sure young people and their parents know all about the brilliant opportunities these new qualifications will offer.”
The NexT Level campaign will help make sure they have all the information they need, Mr Williamson added.