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