On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.
Updated guidance advises:
For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:
T Levels are an alternative to A Levels, apprenticeships and other 16 to 19 courses.
Equivalent to 3 A Levels, a T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher study or apprenticeships.
Each T Level includes an in-depth industry placement that lasts at least 45 days.
Students get valuable experience in the workplace; employers get early sight of the new talent in their industry.
T Level students spend 80% of the course in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need.
The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where they put these skills into action.
T Levels give you the chance to learn what a real career is like while you continue your studies. You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement with an employer to give you the skills and knowledge companies look for.
T Levels have been designed with leading businesses and employers to give you the knowledge and skills you need.
Your T Level will be worth UCAS points – a T Level Distinction* is worth the same as 3 A levels at A* – and will be recognised by universities and other education providers so you can choose to continue studying if you wish