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Business School academic joins Government advice panel

Published: 17 October 2017
Richard Cartwright

Richard Cartwright, Senior Teaching Fellow in Accountancy and President of ICAEW Southern, a professional association for ICAEW accountants across Wessex, has joined a new high level Government education panel to advise on future technical qualifications.

Richard is to be a member of the accountancy panel, which will be chaired by Maura Sullivan, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of the international bank, International Wealth Management UK; a position which brings £4,000 per annum into the Business School in enterprise income.

Together with other panel members, including partners and executives from a range of firms, senior managers from professional accounting bodies and academics, Richard will be helping to create T levels, the new technical qualifications equivalent to A levels that are intended to give young people in this country the world class skills employers desire.

The panel’s work will facilitate the transformation of full and part time college-based courses into high quality technical education options, which fit sensibly alongside reformed apprenticeships and lead up to the highest levels of education and training, and report to the Department for Education.

"T levels will be rigorous qualifications, equivalent to A levels, and will equip young people with the world class skills and knowledge they will need to embark on a career in accountancy," says Richard. "They will be taught in further education and sixth form college as a solid foundation for university degrees in accounting, finance and banking."

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