Two more providers have been removed from the list of organisations that are due to start teaching T levels next year.
Big Creative Training, an independent training provider, and the London Design and Engineering University Technical College (UTC) have withdrawn from the group of providers that will deliver T levels in the 2020-21 academic year.
Since the list of 54 providers was published in May, five providers have either pulled out or been removed from the delivery list and one has been added.
At its most recent Ofsted inspection in October, the London Design and Engineering UTC received a "requires improvement" grade. Under the bidding criteria, providers wishing to deliver the first T levels were required to have an outstanding or good grade from the inspectorate.
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According to the Department for Education, Big Creative Training was removed because the Digital pathway, available in 2020, does not fit with the specialist nature of its current provision
A DfE spokesperson said: “We have removed two providers from our list of high-quality providers that will deliver the first, gold-standard T levels from 2020. We always expected the list of providers to fluctuate as we progress towards September 2020.
"However, we continue to have an excellent group with good coverage of provider types, and across our opportunity areas. From the start, we set out that we will have a phased approach to the introduction of T levels. This approach will make sure the delivery of T levels is high quality and will grow in a managed way so that young people across the country can benefit from these transformational reforms.”