Tag: vocational education

T-levels are now open for business!

T-levels are now open for business!

Providers are now able to begin bidding to become the first organisations to deliver the new T-level qualifications. Today (17/1/2018) the Education and Skills Funding Agency has published guidance which invites providers to state their interest, and it also sets out the all-important criteria they will have to meet; the devil is always in the … Continue reading T-levels are now open for business!

T-levels – The Consultation Process

T-levels – The Consultation Process

The government has today launched the public consultation process for the new T-level qualifications. The consultation has been delayed for a considerable amount of time, but it has finally arrived. The consultation takes the form of an online survey and has 45 questions. It will close on 8th February 2018 - and so we have 10 … Continue reading T-levels – The Consultation Process

Schools will now promote technical education from January

Schools will now promote technical education from January

The Department of Education have published details of a law that will force schools to let outside providers talk to their students about further education. This is called the ‘Baker Clause’ which is an amendment written by Lord Baker and Baroness Morris, who are both former education secretaries. From the 2nd of January, all schools … Continue reading Schools will now promote technical education from January

Extra Funding for T-Levels Announced

Extra Funding for T-Levels Announced

In yesterday’s November Budget, the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that the government will invest an extra £20 million to help colleges to prepare for the introduction of the new vocational T-levels. This comes on top of the £50 million that was announced in July, which will be available from April next year (2018) to help … Continue reading Extra Funding for T-Levels Announced

Conference Season – Labour’s Education Plans

Conference Season – Labour’s Education Plans

The leaves are turning yellow and falling from the trees, and so that can only mean two things - the central heating needs to go on, and it must the political party conference season! I will be looking at the three main parties education pledges over the coming weeks. So let’s start with Labour As … Continue reading Conference Season – Labour’s Education Plans

T Levels – What you need to know?

T Levels – What you need to know?

Background and Introduction T Level is the handy title the media have given to the government’s new raft of post-16 vocational qualifications – set to be developed and phased in between 2020 and 2022. The government describes its plans as the ‘biggest overhaul of post-school education in 70 years’, and it will be funded by … Continue reading T Levels – What you need to know?

Parity of esteem – we need to take tips from TOWIE!

Out and about last weekend I couldn’t help but listen in to the conversation that a group of young people were having as they stood behind me in a queue at a checkout. They were talking about how they wanted to be like various ‘celebrities’ when they got older (I have to admit I didn’t … Continue reading Parity of esteem – we need to take tips from TOWIE!