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Scarborough 6th Form To Introduce New T Levels

Scarborough Sixth Form College

Published by Matthew Pells at 12:01am 27th May 2018.

Scarborough Sixth Form College has been named as one of nine colleges in Yorkshire that will be among the the first to teach new T Levels.

The idea is that T Levels will provide a high-quality, technical alternative to A levels, their introduction is being seen as one of the biggest reforms to advanced technical education in 70 years.

Making the announcement Education Secretary Damian Hinds said:

“T Levels represent a once in a lifetime opportunity to reform technical education in this country so we can rival the world’s best performing systems.

For too long young people have not had a genuine choice about their future aged 16. Whilst A levels provide a world class academic qualification, many technical education courses are undervalued by employers and don’t always provide students with the skills they need to secure a good job - that has to change.

Naming the first 52 colleges and providers where young people will be able to study the first T Levels is an important step forward, and we will continue the work with business and the education sector so everyone can benefit from these vital reforms.

Technology and the world economy are fast-changing, and we need to make sure our young people have the skills they need to get the jobs of tomorrow. This is at the heart of our modern Industrial Strategy.”

The new qualifications have received the backing of the Prime Minister who believes  they will promote skills the country needs to compete in the global marketplace, the Prime Minister said:

“Everyone should be able to have access to an education that suits them, but we know that for those that don’t choose to go to university, the routes into further technical and vocational training can be hard to navigate.  

That’s why we’re making the most significant reform to advanced technical education in 70 years to ensure young people have gold standard qualifications open to them whichever route they choose. 

T Levels provide a high-quality, technical alternative to A levels ensuring thousands of people across the country have the skills we need to compete globally – a vital part of our modern industrial strategy.”

The Yorkshire based further education providers named today are:

  • York College
  • Archbishop Holgates School, York
  • Barnsley College
  • Bishop Burton College
  • Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education
  • Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College
  • Scarborough Sixth Form College
  • Selby College
  • Shipley College of Further Education.


T Levels in construction, digital and education & childcare will be first taught from September 2020 with a further 22 courses being rolled out in stages from 2021. Courses will cover sectors such as finance and accounting, engineering and manufacturing, and creative & design.




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