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Universities UK response to T-level consultation

Consultations and responses
16 February 2018

T-level consultation responseUniversities UK is supportive of the government’s reforms to technical education, but holds concerns over the extent to which T-levels will prepare students for higher education​.​

Other areas to consider include the consequences of further reform to level 3 qualifications, and how sufficient information, advice and guidance will be provided to students to allow them to make well-informed choices.​

Our response highlights:

              • ​the key role that applied general qualifications play in widening access to higher education

              • best practice from universities who have extensive experience of supporting students with applied general qualifications to achieve good outcomes

              • the importance of engagement with higher education admission professionals as T-levels develop to ensure possible progression routes are understood

              • the crucial role that accurate and timely information, advice and guidance will play to ensure students make decisions about level 3 study based on their future career aspirations

              • good practice from university collaboration with employers and local government structures to ensure they meet local skills needs

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