Applications open to teach third wave of T levels

Eight more T-level subject routes will be available to students by 2022 - including legal, accounting and manufacturing

Kate Parker

T levels: FE providers invited to apply to teach the third wave of subjects from 2022

Applications are officially open to teach the third wave of T-level subjects.

Education secretary Gavin Williamson is urging FE providers to apply to teach the next wave of the qualifications in 2022 - which will include the legal, accounting and manufacturing, processing and control routes. 

The new qualifications – heralded as the "gold standard" of technical education – will be taught in 50 institutions across the country from September 2020. Initially, just three pathways will be available, with seven more being taught by around 100 institutions in September 2021. 

Background: The 50 T-level providers for 2020

Investigation: Welcome to education’s newest exclusive club: T levels

Need to know: What are T levels?

Today’s announcements means that, by 2022, 18 T levels will be on offer for students to study.

T levels 'will shake up technical education'

The final seven T levels, including courses in agriculture, environment and animal care, catering and hospitality, creative and media, and hair and beauty, will be rolled out from 2023, bringing the total to 25.

Education secretary Gavin Williamson said that T levels will "radically shake up technical education as we know it".

He said: “From the very start, we’ve worked hand in hand with further education providers and leading employers to ensure these courses will give young people the skills and experience to land them great jobs and provide employers with the workforce they need to make sure this country continues to thrive on the global stage. 

“This is a brilliant opportunity for further education providers to be at the forefront of delivering these new courses and help build a world-class technical education system that will benefit generations to come.”

Further education providers interested in applying to teach T levels from 2022 can see the eligibility criteria and how to apply here

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Kate Parker

Kate Parker is a FE reporter.

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