DfE: Get young people to speak about T levels

T levels will start being taught in three subjects from next year at 50 providers across England

George Ryan

The Department for Education has asked young people to speak to them about T levels

The Department for Education wants to hear from young people on what would get them to study for one of the new T levels qualifications.

Speaking at Learning and Work Institute’s Youth Commission event attended by HRH The Princess Royal, director general of strategy and international at the DfE Dr Emran Mian said: “What would be really helpful from the youth commission would be to hear what young people need to know about T levels for young people to take them as an alternative to other qualifications."

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Referencing earlier comments from a young person on the Youth Commission, who said officials needed to start listening more to young people’s concerns, Dr Mian agreed, adding: “I think we spend too much time speaking to school and college leaders and not enough time speaking to young people about opportunities. I now have a rule that when I go on visits to schools or colleges that I need to speak to young people as well as leaders.

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George Ryan

George Ryan

George Ryan is a further education reporter for tes

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