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Colleges are leading the way on T Levels, says AoC

25 April 2024

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Catherine Sezen, Director of Education Policy, Association of Colleges, said:

“It’s great to see that T Level starts have increased by more than half between September 2022 and September 2023. We know colleges account of more than 80% of these enrolments and are leading the way in ensuring these new qualifications deliver for young people.

“For some students, T Levels are absolutely the right qualification to take, and colleges have reported great success on student pathways into industry and higher education. However, we have been clear that T Levels are not for every student wanting to study a Level 3 vocational or technical qualification, and that the speed at which they are being rolled out alongside the scrapping of BTECs and other applied general qualifications is misguided. There continue to be issues around industry placements, how T levels are promoted to parents, employers and student, and content and assessment that need to be addressed, and we are in discussion with the DfE to ensure these aspects are refined.”

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