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29th May 2018

York College is delighted to announce that it has been selected to be part of the Government’s drive to establish world leading UK technical education.

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The Government’s new drive to improve technical education across a range of areas is to be piloted in 2020 with brand new T Level qualifications in Construction, Childcare and Digital. These will involve employers directly in the delivery and provide students with a fantastic opportunity to develop high quality technical skills and experience of the workplace in one qualification.


York College is delighted to have been chosen to be one of a small number of Colleges to be part of this pilot, and the partnership bid to be a prestigious Institute of Technology, involving colleges, universities and businesses across York, North Yorkshire, East Riding and the Humber, has also been one of the few chosen to go through to Stage Two. This could mean that York College would be one of fifteen Institutes of Technology in the country.

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Dr Alison Birkinshaw, Principal said: "York College has always worked hard to build partnerships with employers so that our students are ready to take up really good careers in local industries, and we are delighted that our two bids have been successful so far. Hopefully, this will mean that we will receive significant investment to underpin our skills training in important areas for the economy and we can therefore make sure that our students continue to work with the very best staff, on state of the art equipment, and in partnership with key employer partners."

See below York College Principal Dr Alison Birkinshaw interviewed on BBC Breakfast News (Sunday 27th May 2018):

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