City & Guilds have been awarded the contract to deliver the T Level in Business and Administration: Management and Administration, following a tender process.
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.
David Phillips, Managing Director - City & Guilds, said:
“We are delighted to have been awarded the contract to deliver the T Level in Business and Administration. This qualification will offer young people a fantastic 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.
“We are hugely excited to develop this qualification using the experience and expertise in leadership and management training from our business ILM, helping learners to develop the skills they will need to support businesses as they navigate a challenging period of economic uncertainty and change.
“As the next generation enters the workforce, they will be facing unprecedented challenges as well as new opportunities and we are eager to take on a larger role helping to equip these learners with the skills they will need to flourish in their careers.”
The first T Levels were made available to students from September 2020. Aimed primarily at 16-18-year-old learners, the new qualifications are designed to offer a path for learners wishing to enter skilled professions. 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.
Jennifer Coupland, chief executive of Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE), said:
“I would like to congratulate everyone on delivering another important step forward for T Levels. It is fantastic that this has been achieved on schedule despite all the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“These exciting new qualifications will be a fantastic option for young people across several of the economy’s key employment sectors. We look forward at the Institute to helping to ensure their long-term success.”