Sunday 27 May 2018 / 12:01 AM Angela Rayner / Education

Angela Rayner comments on Government’s T-Levels announcement

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education, commenting on the Government’s T-Levels announcement, said:

“Today’s announcement is little more than meaningless spin.

“The Department for Education’s Permanent Secretary has already said that T-Levels cannot feasibly be implemented on time without a serious risk to taxpayers’ money.

“The decision to push ahead against the advice of officials is a desperate attempt to mask the Government’s failure to properly prepare for T-Levels.

“World class technical education cannot simply be delivered by press release, while avoiding the impact of years of cuts on the sector.

“The next Labour government will transform further education, giving it the funding it needs to deliver T-Levels across the whole FE sector, ensuring free, high quality training is available for all those who need it throughout their lives.”