The Institute of Apprenticeships (IFA), who manage the development of new standards, qualifications and occupational maps for apprenticeships, has recently outlined content for five new T Levels in Building Services Engineering, Digital Business Services, Health, Healthcare Science, and Science.
The IFA is now seeking consultation form business to ensure that these new T Levels contain the knowledge, skills and behaviours which employers think are essential for trainees to have to get jobs within the industry.
For those who don’t know, a T Level is a new type of qualification, which will teach technical skills and be equivalent to A Levels. T Levels will be available across 11 industry routes and be one of the three major options available to students aged 16 to 19.
At the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink (NSAFD), we would encourage all the businesses in our employer services network to visit the IFA website to take part in the consultation to ensure that the training offered will be valid for food and drink sector as a whole.
To participate in the consultation visit https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/about/t-level-consultation-on-proposed-outline-content/ for more details.
To read more about the new T Levels visit https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/about/news-events/the-ifa-wants-feedback-on-new-outline-content-for-t-levels/.
The deadline for the consultation is midnight on Thursday 17th January 2019. Remember, your responses will help shape future training for the sector, so if you have any concerns about training, now is a great chance to put forward those worries in a constructive way.