To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the introduction of T Levels on the number of people starting B Tech courses.
28 January 2019
We want T levels and A levels to become the qualifications of choice for 16 to 19 year olds taking level 3 classroom-based qualifications. T levels will offer a world-class option for students who want to choose technical study over academic study.
Alongside the introduction of T levels, we have committed to carry out a review of post-16 qualifications at level 3 and below. The review aims to simplify the current qualification landscape at level 3 and below, so that all qualifications continuing to be eligible for public funding will meet three principles: have a distinct purpose, are high quality, and support progression to good outcomes.
We are conducting a two stage consultation and we will work closely with schools, colleges, and others affected by the review to consider the full range of evidence surrounding these qualifications.