To ask the Secretary of State for Education when the proposed tech levels and technical baccalaureate will be introduced; and if he will make a statement.
Tech level qualifications will be introduced in September 2014 as a high quality alternative to A levels. They require industry backing and will equip students with specialist knowledge and skills.
The technical baccalaureate measure will recognise students who achieve a tech level, core maths at level 3 and the extended project qualification. It will appear in performance tables from 2016.
The DFE will publish the first list of approved tech levels in November 2013.