T-levels drama: contracts cut as 17,000 fewer students expected

T-levels contracts have been reduced because fewer students are expected

Grab the popcorn, put your feet up and settle down for another episode of “The Turbulent Journey of T Levels”. Who’s excited?

This week, the drama centres around a drop in the predicted number of students who will take up T levels in 2020, and a corresponding fall in the collective value of the contracts awarded. Confused? Let’s rewind a bit.

The awarding organisation NCFE was given the contract to deliver the education and childcare T levels, and Pearson bagged design, surveying and planning, as well as digital production, design and development.

The value of these government contracts was ...

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