The new T-level programmes are being formerly introduced to the curriculum from 2020.

T-levels are rigorous, classroom-based, technical study programmes at
level 3, designed to support entry to skilled employment in technical occupations at level 3 and above. A substantial, high quality industry placement with an external employer will be an essential part of each T-level. A T-level programme will be ideal for students who want to progress in to employment in a skilled or technical industry such as Digital Industries, Health and Engineering.

T-levels are occupationally specific and will focus on developing the practical and technical skills required in the occupational sector chosen.

On average, each student on a T-level programme will complete 50 days
of industrial placement with a local employer in the sector or area that supports their T-level programme. This industrial placement will be planned, monitored and reviewed to ensure that relevant work-place and industry learning is taking place.

If you might be interested in a T-level programme, please check the College website as we will be publicising more about the programmes as they are developed. At the moment the formal roll-out will begin in September 2020, but the college has been approved to deliver a smaller pilot programme from September 2019. We will be running a series of information events through the year to ensure that parents, schools and students receive up-to-date and relevant information about these exciting new programmes.

  • Complete 45 working days minimum in the workplace
  • Good fit to your course – you’ll learn the exact technical skills required to work in that industry
  • If eligible for support for expenses (e.g. transport), students will continue to receive this. Some employers may pay a wage or expenses
  • Placements will be agreed to suit the employer and student’s timetable
  • The placement is compulsory for successful completion of the course
  • You’ll learn the exact technical skills required to work in that industry

If you would like to find out more come along to our Information Evening on Thursday 14 March 2019 at 6pm.