Fast-track T-level credibility by guaranteeing a job

The new technical qualifications face an uphill task to gain acceptance, but offering a job for all who take the first courses would send out a strong signal

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My college recently hosted the Department for Education’s T-level development team. The experience was encouraging, as was the willingness of team members to talk with staff and students. It’s clear that a lot of thought and effort is going into T levels. But are they really the answer to our technical education problems?

Whether we like it or not, the first 25 years of young people’s lives are dominated by qualifications – preparing or them, achieving them, accumulating them and having better ones than anyone else. Our childhood is no longer a Darwinian struggle for food and resources, but a ...

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