T Levels, Progression and Work Placements

By February 13, 2018Press Releases

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK video games industry, has welcomed the Government’s intention to establish T Levels as new high quality vocational qualifications. TIGA also recommended that the Government should ensure that existing quality vocational qualifications developed by organisations such as Pearson and AQA continue to play an important role in our education and training system. These can provide learners with important skills and provide a route to higher education.  TIGA made the comments as part of its response to the Government’s consultation Implementation of T level programmes.

TIGA CEO, Dr Richard Wilson OBE, said:

“The UK education and training system produces a relatively small proportion of technically educated people. Just 10 per cent of adults hold technical qualifications as their highest qualification. This puts the UK 16th out of 20 OECD countries.

“TIGA welcomes the Government’s intention to establish T Levels as a new educational pathway for learners looking to take a vocational route. To ensure that T Levels are equivalent to A Levels, the new qualifications will need to be appropriately demanding and provide clear progression routes to higher education.  This is because high technology and creative industries like the video games industry typically recruit graduates.

“The Government should ensure that high quality work placements are a central part of the new T Level qualifications to help ensure that learners are as ‘work ready’ as possible for employers.

“Existing quality vocational qualifications developed by organisations such as Pearson and AQA should continue to play an important role in our education and training system. These can provide learners with important skills and provide a route to higher education.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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