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A set of ‘emerging’ principles has been made available to institutions hoping to access funding for implementing work placements.
Whilst the large scale up of work placements won’t be required for T-Levels until 2020, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is making funding available for 20-18/19 to ensure that capacity is being built, in readiness for the roll out of technical routes.
ESFA admits that its principles - developed in consultation with employers and providers as part of a pilot exercise – may change by 2020. For instance, the exact duration of a T-Level work placement is yet to be determined. But for now, these are the principles that ESFA expects institutions to adopt, with a strong emphasis on pre-defined learning aims and outcomes. Principles include: