Hopes and Concerns for Digital T-Levels: A Preliminary Study

Allison, Jordan ORCID: 0000-0001-8513-4646 (2021) Hopes and Concerns for Digital T-Levels: A Preliminary Study. WiPSCE: Workshop In Primary And Secondary Computing Education 2021 . Association for Computing Machinery, New York, pp. 1-2. ISBN 9781450385718

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Abstract

T-Levels have been heralded as the new gold standard of UK technical education. However, little research has explored how providers are finding the delivery of this new qualification. This paper reports on the findings of a preliminary study which interviews nine employees from three college providers of the digital T-Level. Findings indicate that there are five main areas of concern; a lack of suitable ’digital’ work placements, the appropriateness of assessments, content being too cutting edge, a lack of awareness, and the termination of government funding. However, providers are optimistic of the benefits T-Levels can provide. This paper contributes to the limited body of research on T-Levels, and highlights the challenges which providers, employers and policy makers may find beneficial to know in helping improve future T-Level adoption and delivery.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Article 8 (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: T-Level; Curriculum; Computing Education; Further Education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Computing and Engineering > Technical & Applied Computing
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Kate Greenaway
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2021 12:41
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2021 13:06
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/10298

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