Toby Perkins, Labour MP for Chesterfield, has criticised the Government’s approach to T-Levels, the Conservatives’ flagship technical qualification.
The criticism comes on the back of news that nearly half of the pupils taking newly forged technical qualifications in health and science dropped out.
Writing in the Independent, Toby said:
“There is no NHS without its incredible nurses, who go above and beyond to care for us all.
“These figures are incredibly concerning for the future of the health service.
“T-levels should be an important route for young people, but the Conservatives’ bungling has left the entire programme in chaos – with potentially disastrous consequences for the future healthcare workforce, given plans to bin BTEC qualifications.”
Toby added, a future Labour government would “get the T-level programme working again” and remove barriers to “high quality vocational and technical training pathways”.
The full article is available for all to read here https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/toby-perkins-tlevels-dfe-nhs-robert-halfon-b2395757.html