T Levels webinar from DfE
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (EFSA), part of the Department for Education, is running a webinar on T Levels aimed at companies in engineering and manufacturing. Meet the workforce of the future covers:
- how industry placements work and how they contribute to T level qualifications;
- how firms can benefit;
- how placements can work alongside apprenticeships and work experience.
The webinar is on Tuesday April 5th, 2-3pm. Registration is recommended. Those who register but are unable to attend at the time will be able to view a recording and the slides used.
We welcome queries and feedback on T Levels, which are an important part of the government’s skills strategy and will become increasingly prominent in the industry. They start for most engineering sectors this autumn.
Chancellor’s open question
How can government get employers to investment more training?
That is the open question that chancellor Rishi Sunak was asking in his spring statement, Peter Mucklow, director of apprenticeships at the Department for Education, has said. It has to be right kind of training – high quality, he told a conference of the Apprenticeships Ambassadors Network in London.
In his spring statement on March 25th, Sunak said he would be consider incentives towards training, capital investment and R&D, which may be announced in his autumn budget. In training, the levy was just one part of potential reform. In capex, the super-deduction is due to end on March 31 2023. At the same time, the £1 million annual investment allowance is due to revert back to £200,000.
Industry bodies are working to come up with constructive suggestions as to what Sunak should do in each of these areas