T Levels – the new technical post-16 qualification available in schools and colleges all over the country – may only have been around for one year but already they are making a huge difference for those that study them.
These pioneering new qualifications offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least nine weeks.
Wiltshire College & University Centre will run T Level courses for the first time from September 2022 in a range of diverse and exciting subjects.
Here’s everything you need to know about T Levels.
What are T Levels?
T Levels are technical qualifications – equivalent to three A Levels – that combine classroom study with industry placements so that students gain the skills and experience they need to progress into work, further study or an apprenticeship.
T Levels have been designed so that not only are they of the highest standards, but also so that they equip those who study them with the skills that will help them in the workplace, with content designed with over 250 employers including Fujitsu and Amazon.
T Level courses include the following elements:
- A technical qualification, which includes:
- core theory, concepts and skills for an industry area
- specialist skills and knowledge for an occupation or career
- A meaningful industry placement with an employer of around nine weeks
- A minimum standard in maths and English if students have not already achieved them
What subjects are available at T Level?
The first three T Levels in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction; Digital Production, Design and Development; and Education & Childcare were introduced in 2020.
A further seven became available from September 2021 in subjects including Healthcare, Science and Onsite Construction – and subjects including Engineering and Manufacturing, Finance, Creative & Design and Legal will be introduced from 2022 and 2023.
More T Levels will start in the following years until more than 20 are available, covering everything from agriculture to catering and engineering to science.
Which T Level subjects is Wiltshire College & University Centre running?
Starting in September 2022, the College will initially be running eight T Level courses across five different subject areas. These are: Business, Digital, Education & Childcare, Engineering & Manufacturing and Health & Science.
We have T Level courses at all four of our main campuses, although not every course is available at each one.
Further T Level programmes in new subject areas will be offered from September 2023.
Where can I find out more information on T Levels?
The Government has a dedicated T Levels website explaining everything you need to know about T Levels.
Information about the specific T Levels courses on offer at the College is available on our T Levels webpage.
THIS INFORMATION WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION