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15 November 2021

BTechs, T-Levels and supporting talented students

In last month’s budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak reconfirmed the government’s commitment to a "skills revolution" with a £1.6bn spending package to support the roll-out of new T -levels for 16-19 year olds.

T-levels will replace the BTech vocational qualification. This week there will be the second reading of the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill in the House of Commons, which proposes this change in qualifications. Vice Chancellor Professor Rama Thirunamachandran, and second year Social Care student, Jayna Goauder, spoke with The Guardian ahead of the Bill’s second reading to explain how BTechs give talented students an important route in to university, offer opportunities for highly skilled careers and support a true levelling-up agenda. 

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