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£65m announced to help boost T-Levels
EB News: 06/07/2017 - 09:08
Education Secretary Justine Greening is set to announce £65m to boost technical education in line with the new ’T’ Level qualifications.
In a speech to the British Chambers of Commerce, £50 million investment from April 2018 is expected to be earmarked to fund high-quality work placements and help prepare young people for skilled work.
An additional £15m in funding will contribute to improvements in further education. her speech is expected to include include plans for a Department for Education summit with businesses in the autumn to start developing the T level curriculum.
According to the TES, Greening is expected to say: “A skills revolution for Brexit Britain is the real strategy on migration”.
T-levels will allow 16 to 19-year-olds to study in 15 sectors in subjects such as hair and beauty or construction. It is claimed they will make access to the job market easier. Students in further education or technical college will also be eligible for maintenance loans.
The £65m investment is part of the £500m for technical education announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond in the Budget in March.