Department for Education launch consultation on Higher Technical Education in England

Heidi Allen MP is urging constituents to contribute to the Department for Education’s consultation on reforms to higher technical education in England.

The Department for Education are seeking the views on their proposed reforms. The consultation sets out the government’s  proposals for the next steps in their programme to reform technical education, with the aim to develop T Levels and invest in Apprenticeships, as part of their modern Industrial Strategy.

The government aim to raise the prestige of higher technical education and strengthen its values to employers by listening to their needs first. They hope that by improving the quality of the qualifications now, it will lead to an increase in uptake of higher technical education in the future.

The key developments the government are proposing are:

  • create a new system to make it clearer which higher technical education qualifications provide the skills employers want
  • work with the Office for Students to recognise and develop high-quality provision of higher technical education
  • make higher technical education a more popular and positive choice by raising awareness and understanding of it among potential students and employers

Heidi encourages anybody with an interest in technical education, or training for young people and adults, to submit to the consultation.

To submit your opinion to the consultation please follow this link.