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.