The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education are seeking views on the draft outline content for the T Level in Agriculture, Land Management and Production (which contains the Tree and Woodland Management and Maintenance specialism).
The content for all the Agriculture and Land Management T Levels has gone live for public consultation. This includes an occupational specialism for Tree and Woodland Management:
(Content for Occupational Specialism: Tree and Woodland Management and Maintenance can be found on page 15).
Your views are required to help ensure that the content captures the right knowledge, skills and performance outcomes that will enable students to enter employment within their chosen occupational specialisms. The consultation is open until midnight on 13th July 2020.
The Independent Panel on Technical Education highlighted the confusing multitude of qualifications available to young people, as well as issues with the market-based approach to qualifications. The Panel recommended the development of 15 technical routes to skilled employment, that encompass all employment-based and college-based training – including apprenticeships and T Levels.
T Levels are new courses coming in September 2020, which will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to three A Levels. They will combine classroom theory, practical learning and a 3-month industry placement with an employer to make sure students have real experience of the workplace. The 2-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content will meet the needs of industry and prepare students for work, and provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door to highly skilled employment, an apprenticeship or higher-level study.