Department for Education written question – answered on 5th September 2018.

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Photo of Catherine McKinnell Catherine McKinnell Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne North

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made contingency plans for the implementation of the first three T Levels in the event that the planned timetable is not met.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Minister of State (Education)

The delivery timetable for T Levels is challenging, which is why we have put in place robust programme management procedures, and are keeping the programme under regular review. Alongside our apprenticeship reforms, T Levels are central to reforming technical and vocational education and training, to improve workforce skills and drive productivity growth, which is why it is important we keep up momentum.

The delivery of T Levels in 2020 is purposely focused on three T Levels with a small number of selected providers. We are in the process of collecting key data to ensure that these providers have the support they need to meet the timetable, and we will continue to monitor progress, working closely with the 2020 providers, employers and other delivery partners to ensure that we remain on track for delivery in 2020.

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