Julia Belgutay

‘It would be wrong to talk of apocalyptic scenarios, but …’

Industry leaders are warning of a whole host of problems with the government’s ambitious plans for T levels – not least the proposal for each qualification to be delivered by a single awarding body, finds Julia Belgutay

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T levels have been under the spotlight in recent weeks. Education secretary Damian Hinds stuck to his guns over the first qualifications being introduced in 2020 – but in doing so overruled concerns raised by the Department for Education’s most senior civil servant.

While permanent secretary Jonathan Slater warned that the timescale was “very challenging” and highlighted general concerns over the “regularity, propriety, value for money and feasibility of public spending”, Tes understands that DfE officials are most concerned over one particular part of the T levels programme.

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