Tuesday 17 July 2018 / 2:49 PM Education / Gordon Marsden

Minister doesn’t have confidence in her own Government’s flagship education policy – Gordon Marsden

Gordon Marsden MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Higher Education, responding to the revelation that apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton has said she would advise her children to “leave it a year” before starting a new qualification like T levels, said:

“It’s astounding that the Minister doesn’t have confidence in her own Government’s flagship education policy.

“It is not acceptable for there to be one rule for the Government, and another for everyone else.

“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.

“Rather than rushing through reforms, Labour will give technical education the funding it needs to deliver T-Levels across the whole Further Education sector; ensuring free, high quality training is available for all those who need it throughout their lives.”