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Question for Department for Education

UIN 211129, tabled on 22 January 2019

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.

Answered on

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.

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