Autumn Budget: Education and T-Levels?
Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by admin admin — No comments
The media have adopted the name “T-Levels” which refers to a planned overhaul by the government of the technical education sector. Sometimes “T-Levels” is also referred to as “Tech Levels”. There are fifteen sectors that will be affected by this where an increase in technical training is required to keep up with the demand for skills by 2022, this will enable individuals taking these courses to be able to progress into full time employment.
- Business and Admin
- Engineering and Manufacturing
- Hair and Beauty
- Science and Technology
- Legal, Finance and Accounting
- Protective Services
- Sales & Marketing
- Social Care
In Philip Hammonds budget today he announced a further £20million in funding will be made available to colleges to help in preparation for the new T-Levels, this is in addition to the £500m he has already pledged for “T-Levels”. On top of this he will also keep under review how employers use their apprenticeship levy.
He was quoted by saying:
“We are delivering 3 million apprenticeships by 2020 thanks to our apprenticeship levy,”
A further £600 will be funded for each student studying A-level maths.
Out of the 15 available routes for T-Levels, eleven will be available as two year courses via a college or subsequently as an apprenticeship. The remaining 4 routes will/likely only be available through apprenticeships which will only be for a select few of the sectors.
This is good news all round and another great step in the right direction for the education system and helping to train up future talent.