Students UN agency take the government’s new flagship technical qualification may miss out on aiming to Britain’s high universities, consultants have warned.
Ministers are pushing for teenagers to decide on to review T-levels – that ar meant to own associate degree equal standing to A-levels – prior the primary technical courses being unrolled in Gregorian calendar month.
However, most of the elite Russell cluster universities ar nevertheless to make your mind up whether or not they can settle for students with these qualifications, but a year before they’re because of be introduced.
T-levels may be “tarnished” within the minds of scholars and oldsters if ministers fail to influence universities to recognise them, a National Foundation for instructional analysis (NFER) report has aforesaid.
Policymakers have to be compelled to additional promote T-levels to universities and supply “more clarity” on the meant progression from these technical courses into teaching, consultants have aforesaid.
Suzanne Straw, education to employment lead at NFER said: “A vital challenge is demonstrating that these new technical education programmes can result in positive progression into employment, apprenticeships or teaching.
“As well as engrossment on raising awareness of the worth of T-Levels with students, parents/carers and better education suppliers, there must be sustained promotion across the complete roll out and on the far side.”
Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of faculty and faculty Leaders, aforesaid the report ought to be “ringing alarm bells” as students ar because of begin courses in only 9 months’ time.
The first 3 T-levels, in education, digital studies and construction, ar because of be schooled in fifty faculties in England from Gregorian calendar month next year.
Mr Barton added: “We conjointly badly would like additional clarity regarding the extent to that these qualifications are going to be accepted by high tariff universities.
“As before long because the election is over, these considerations should be a key priority within the education secretary’s receptacle. thus too ought to be the lamentable state of 16-19 education funding normally.”
The Department for Education (DfE) has antecedently aforesaid that the new technical courses are developed unitedly with employers and businesses. moreover as room study, the qualifications embody a piece placement of a minimum of 315 hours – or regarding forty five days.