David Kirschner and Peter Arrand to help shape new T-level qualifications

9 employer-led panels have been announced this week which will shape the new T-level programmes in Animal Care and Management; Agriculture, Land Management and Production; Human Resources; Management and Administration; Catering; Craft and Design; Cultural Heritage and Visitor Attractions; Media, Broadcast and Production; and Hair, Beauty and Aesthetics which will be first taught from 2022. David Kirschner, Consultant to the Land-based Engineering Industry and Peter Arrand, Operations Manager, RBM Agricultural Ltd. are included as industry experts who will help to shape the new T-level qualifications in Agriculture, Land Management and Production.

T Levels are new programmes as part of the UK’s technical education system and are an alternative to A Levels, providing young people with a choice between technical and academic education post 16. They are 2-year, technical programmes designed with employers to give young people the skills that industry needs. From 2020, they will give students aged 16 to 18 a technical alternative to A levels and will help them to get a skilled job. T Levels will provide a mixture of: technical knowledge and practical skills specific to their chosen industry or occupation an industry placement of at least 45 days in their chosen industry or occupation relevant maths, English and digital skills common workplace skills. The 9 new panels will join the 16 existing T Level panels that are already up and running.

Skills minister Anne Milton said the employer-led panels will play a “key role” in the government’s technical education reforms. Ms Milton said: “Introducing T levels is a once-in-a-generation moment. The direct experience of panel members will help to create gold-standard T levels that give young people the skills that employers need.”

Real and actual expertise from our sector
We are delighted to have real and actual expertise, in the shape of David and Peter, advising the nature and development of skills required by our industry and suitable at a vocational level for a youngster of 16.

Source: AEA