EAL and City & Guilds have been awarded the contract to deliver three engineering and manufacturing T Levels
The introduction of T levels forms a major shift in the provision of technical education for students post 16 in England, offering an alternative to A Levels and apprenticeships.
Engineering has formed a core part of the City & Guilds offer over the past 140 years leaving the business ideally placed to play a bigger role in creating the skills the UK economy needs to prosper in the future.
Aimed primarily at 16-18-year-old learners, the new qualifications are designed to offer a path for learners wishing to enter skilled professions.
T Levels include:
- Engineering and Manufacturing: Manufacturing, Processing and Control
- Engineering and Manufacturing: Maintenance, Installation and Repair
- Engineering and Manufacturing: Design and Development.
In addition, City & Guilds has also been awarded the contract to deliver a T Level in Business and Administration: Management and Administration.
The four T Level qualifications will form part of the third wave of T Levels, which go live in 2022.
The business will be able to offer young people an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and important theoretical knowledge of how businesses operate, and how they can have a meaningful impact when they enter the workforce.
All T Level courses – which will provide learners with the equivalent of 3 A-Levels – have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses to ensure they meet the needs of the industry and prepare learners for the workplace.
The first T Levels were made available to students from September 2020.
Understanding and expertise in the engineering sector
David Phillips, managing director, City & Guilds, said: “We are absolutely honoured to have been awarded the contracts to deliver three engineering and manufacturing T Levels and the business and administration T Level.
“We are looking forward to collaborating once again with EAL to deliver qualifications in the engineering sector following our successful partnership in the construction sector.
“As the next generation enters the workforce, they will be facing unprecedented challenges as well as new opportunities and we are honoured to get the opportunity to take on a larger role helping to equip these learners with the skills they will need to flourish in their careers.”
Alison Parkes, managing director of EAL, added: “We are delighted to have been awarded the engineering and manufacturing T Levels in partnership with City & Guilds.
“Bringing our understanding and expertise in the engineering sector, we are immensely proud to be able to continue to reshape the skills landscape.
“Our mission is to build on last year’s successes to collaborate with central government, senior industry leaders and employers to spearhead creating the best skills development solutions for the future.”