Newham College Partnered with the Department for Education to Inform Employers about Apprenticeship Reforms and T Levels

Newham College partnered with the Department for Education (DfE) on Monday 26th March, to deliver an exclusive event about apprenticeship reforms and the introduction of the levy one year on. There was also a focus on T Levels, the latest vocational qualifications to be developed in response to skills shortages and industrial requirements.

Speakers included the Newham College’s Principal & Chief Executive, Paul Stephen; Newham College’s Director of Apprenticeships, Neil Coates, DfE Lead on Apprenticeship Funding, Michael Rabjohns and DfE lead on Technical Education, Sue Clarke.

The event attracted a wide-range of local and national employers from various sectors including: London City airport, Santander, House of Parliament, Ted Baker, Aspers Casino, Leadership through sport and business, Tarmac, Diplock Solicitors, the East London Business Alliance and many more.

DfE representatives explained how T Levels will replace the classroom-based route for technical learning and will function alongside apprenticeships. They are set to provide a technical qualification, work placement, English and maths and any specialist elements required. Employers and providers will work with other partners to ensure that the delivery and design of T Levels will meet expectations following comments made by the Secretary of State, 6th July 2017:

…the “T Level” – which will be a gold standard for technical and professional excellence. Offered alongside apprenticeships, they will form the basis of our new technical education system.
The Secretary of State, 6th July 2017


"Delivering these reforms will be a challenge. I am clear there is only one way to get this right – through a genuine partnership between business, government and education professionals. This means we need a collective plan. One plan. One team for skills”.

For more information about apprenticeships and T Levels contact our apprenticeships department:

Call: 0208 522 5759


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