IfA remit for T Levels confirmed as government sets out technical education priorities
The DfE has confirmed the expansion of the Institute for Apprenticeships’ remit in 2018-19 to include technical education.
In the latest strategic guidance, Apprenticeships and Skills Minister, Anne Milton sets out a high level steer to the IfA of the government’s priorities for apprenticeships and the delivery of the T Level programme.
The guidance asks the IfA to work, not only in partnership with the DfE and other agencies to agree and clearly define roles and responsibilities, but also with other organisations which do not have a statutory role but represent groups with significant interest, such as professional bodies, providers and assessment organisations.
Guidance for taking over responsibility for the procurement of T level qualifications is also confirmed. This will include selecting winning bids for development and delivery, and determining the process for approving technical education qualifications including what should happen in the event that a qualification fails to meet the approval criteria.
The IfA will continue to have responsibility for occupational maps, route panels and the development of outline T Level qualification content.