UAL’s Sarah Atkinson to Join Government’s T-Levels Panel

 

Sarah Atkinson, UAL’s Head of Academic Standards has secured a place on the Department for Education’s (DfE) new T-Level employer panel – for Craft and Design.

T-Levels is the name that has been given to the government’s planned overhaul of technical education – and are 2-year technical study programmes for 16 to 19 year-olds. T-Levels will include a qualification and an industry placement.

The employer-led panels will develop new standards to help shape the technical routes – with these standards underpinning both the T-Levels and apprenticeships.

The employer panels are made up of experienced professionals working in industry or a profession and are intended to provide government and, in the future, the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE) with independent, professional advice.

In total the DfE has unveiled nine new panels which will work towards the T-Levels that are due to start in 2022, to join the 16 existing T-Level panels for the 2020 cohort.

Sarah said “UAL is delighted to be involved with the development of T-Levels, which will provide a new and valuable route into employment in a number of specific occupations in the creative industries.  They will form part of a broader offer, alongside successful A-Level and Applied General qualifications, which will meet the needs of young people wishing to progress into employment or into higher education.”