You’ll study in three main areas. You’ll learn sector critical knowledge and practice while exploring the different job roles you may want to progress into. Much of the learning will be looking at real life scenarios which will mean you’ll be doing teamwork, research, and working directly with professionals. This part of the course will also prepare you for applying for jobs and getting ready for the professional workplace.
You’ll learn how to undertake research in a laboratory setting and explore new knowledge directly linked to this sector. A key aspect of this will be honing your laboratory skills, techniques and practice, including how to use equipment. Part of the focus will also be investigating the fascinating science behind real life scenarios such as creating more healthy and notorious food to meet the very real demand of future production, or tackling how to invent environmentally friendly packaging in the fight against plastic pollution.
The third element is a great opportunity to experience real world work placements in a professional setting. You’ll work with employers to help develop your understanding of the sector and the jobs available within it. The substantial placement allows you to immerse yourself in the professional world and see your classroom work in practice, and also gives you the experience to bring back to college to help your deeper understanding. We’ll prepare you for work, but you’ll also reflect on your experience so you really develop.
A typical week could see you using industry equipment in a lab, having a lecture on nano technology, working in a team measuring invertebrate samples in a field margin, investigating a case study such as hydrogen powered cars, or a group discussion with an employer on the design of artificial limbs.
On completing your T Level you’ll have the potential to apply for a higher apprenticeship, aspire to progress into Higher Education, or apply to directly enter skilled employment.
A grade 4 in English and Maths.