The 8 concerns researchers found at approved T-level providers

The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) yesterday published its second research report into T-levels. FE Week has pulled out the latest key findings…

  1.  Providers will have just six months to work out how to teach T-levels

The full specification for T-levels will not be available until March 2020, which leaves just six months for the first three pathways – childcare, digital and construction – to be made ready for teaching, including the summer break.

  1.  WANTED: Learners for T-levels

Providers were positive about meeting their student recruitment targets, but this was because “they had set conservative targets which they felt were achievable”.

And learners could be put off by “the size of the qualification”: young people who rely on part-time jobs or had caring responsibilities would find it difficult to meet the 600 minimum guided learning hours requirement as well as the 315 hour minimum industry placement.

Read more concerns including exam-based assessment, industry placement and attracting staff in the full article The 8 concerns researchers found at approved T-level providers 

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