T Level announcement: AoC response

18 Jun 2019

The government has announced more details about T Levels, including the second wave roll-out and additional funding. You can read it in full here. 

David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges said:

“Colleges are the natural home of T Levels, given their unique relationship with employers, communities and learners.

There is lots to be positive about in today’s announcement – including the significant increase in the number of colleges being selected to deliver some of the first T Levels, as well as the principle of co-design to deliver what employers and students need.

The announcements on extra funding for T Level students from the age of 18, as well as additional funding to help everybody to achieve the minimum English and maths requirements are to be welcomed. However, it would be perverse to separately fund English and maths and rescind the 17.5% reduction in funding for 18-year-olds only for T Level students. This needs to happen for every single young person, regardless of their route – we will be pushing hard for this in the upcoming spending review."