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Brexit will arrive quicker than a T-level workforce

Our hopes for the new technical qualifications should be tempered by the fact that they will take an age to filter through to the workplace, writes Andy Westwood

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It’s fair to say that T levels continue to be the main preoccupation for many in the FE sector. And this isn’t just since Justine Greening’s recent announcement about the selection of the first subjects, the confirmation of timescales and the appointment of employer panels. In colleges, T levels have become the biggest topic of conversation since area reviews. Indeed, the mergers and turf wars have been subsumed into conversations about specialisation within the T-level framework.

The government, too, continues to put a great deal of emphasis on them – T levels have become the “proof” that it ...

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