Loughborough MP Jane Hunt has been elected as the Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for T Levels. She re-joins the group following her time as a Minister in the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Developed in collaboration with employers, T-Levels are two-year courses which are taken after GCSEs and are broadly equivalent in size to 3 A-Levels.
They aim to offer students practical and knowledge-based learning at a school or college and on-the-job experience through an industry placement of at least 315 hours, giving students the necessary experience for skilled employment, an apprenticeship or further technical study.
The APPG for T Levels has three primary objectives:-
- Increase cross-party Parliamentarian awareness, understanding of, and support for, this new qualification.
- Ensure T Levels are positively received by Parliamentarians, key stakeholders and the wider public.
- Provide a forum for stakeholders to demonstrate their commitment and understanding of the challenges facing young people today and in the future, and how the T Level qualification programme widens participation.
Commenting, Jane said:
"I am delighted to have been elected Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for T Levels. T Levels are an exciting alternative to traditional post 16 education for young people, and it is vital that we have cross-party support to ensure that T Levels are delivered effectively.”
“It is great to see that, in Loughborough, there are young people who are taking up the opportunity to study T Levels, and benefiting from the new government funded T Level centre at Loughborough College, where the first cohort of students graduated with brilliant results last summer.”
“All of my parliamentary work is guided by the causes and issues that are important to the Loughborough constituency, which is why I have re-joined this All Party Parliamentary Group. I hope that I will be able to share the best practice that we see in Loughborough, so that students in every region can get the maximum benefit from T Levels.”
Further information can be found at: https://connectpa.co.uk/appg-t-levels/