T-levels at Cirencester College in 2021

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Cirencester College was at the forefront of the roll out of the new T-level qualifications in 2020 in Gloucestershire, Swindon, Wiltshire and the Oxfordshire area.

T-levels are ground-breaking new qualifications and really do take you to the next level with a large and valuable work placement and two years of quality teaching, wrapped up with a range of skills.

T-levels are designed in the closest partnership with employers we’ve ever seen, these qualifications will take you to the heart of your career choice and offer a superb springboard for your future. T-levels take it to the next level!

EQUIVALENT TO 3 A-LEVELS

T-levels are an alternative to A-levels, apprenticeships and other 16 to 19 courses. Equivalent to 3 A levels, a T- level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher study or apprenticeships.

A 45 DAY INDUSTRY PLACEMENT

Each T-level includes an in-depth industry placement that lasts at least 45 days. Students get valuable experience in the workplace; employers get early sight of the new talent in their industry.

80% CLASSROOM 20% WORK

T-level students spend 80% of the course in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need. The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where they put these skills into action.

If you are a student and would like to find out more about T-levels, visit https://www.tlevels.gov.uk/students

If you are an employer and would to find out how T-level students would benefit your business, visit https://www.tlevels.gov.uk/employers

T-levels we offer

Cirencester College – celebrating T-level success

The excellent work done by the team at Cirencester College in rolling out the Education and Childcare T-level has been highlighted in a recent Nursery World article. The article focuses on the successful recruitment work done by the college which resulted in even more students being enrolled on the T-level than had previously been predicted.

Clare Smith, Course Leader in Psychology and Childcare at Cirencester College, commented within the article, ‘we were a bit worried because the T-level is quite different from previous courses we have run, and we thought that might have an impact on numbers, but it hasn’t.’

Read the full article below to find out more about how Cirencester College have achieved T-level success. Please note that you will need to register to Nursery World to read the full article. There is no fee to register

Health and Science Professional T-levels

We offer three distinct Health and Science pathways, each with a shared experience that lets you explore all three options and understand the huge variety of career choices, before you specialise

Digital Professional T-levels

We offer three distinct digital and IT pathways, each with a shared launch phase that lets you explore all three options and understand their expansive career choices, before you specialise.

Testimonials

“The T-level in Construction at Cirencester College was the most interesting course to me as it gives me opportunities like work experience, which will be very valuable when heading out into the real world.”

Harvey Smith, first-year Construction student

“I am currently enjoying the new T-level so far. I’m interested in the construction industry and I’m also looking forward to the work placement on the course. I am expecting it to open a wide range of options for a career post-college”.

Tyler Giggs, first-year Construction student

“I think the Childcare and Education T-Level is a great course. The teachers are extremely helpful and the course content is really interesting. I have made friends really quickly and would definitely recommend studying the T-Level at Cirencester College.”

First-year Childcare and Education student

Testimonials

“I was on the placement between November and March last year, doing around twenty hours a week. The hours were flexible but I wanted to spend a lot of my spare time there. It was a great experience and I really made the most of it. What was great was that the placement associated with my hobbies but also helped me decide what I want to study at university in the future.”

Alden Palmer (2nd Year Student) – Placement at Neon Play.

“The T-level in Construction at Cirencester College was the most interesting course to me as it gives me opportunities like work experience, which will be very valuable when heading out into the real world.”

Harvey Smith, first-year Construction student

“I am currently enjoying the new T-level so far. I’m interested in the construction industry and I’m also looking forward to the work placement on the course. I am expecting it to open a wide range of options for a career post-college”.

Tyler Giggs, first-year Construction student

“I think the Childcare and Education T-Level is a great course. The teachers are extremely helpful and the course content is really interesting. I have made friends really quickly and would definitely recommend studying the T-Level at Cirencester College.”

First-year Childcare and Education student

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Yet-T

Not quite ready yet to take a T-level? Our Yet-T programme will set you up with a host of excellent skills and neat approaches to work that will put you in a great position to apply for a T-level. You’ll also get the chance to get those GCSE English and Maths grades you need if you haven’t already attained them, wrapped up in a valuable and relevant training package. The Yet-T programme: how to take it to the next level.