T Levels Explained
T Levels: The new qualification designed with employers for the workforce of the future
T Levels are new two-year qualifications for 16-19 years olds that follow GCSEs, with one T-Level being equivalent to three A Levels. These qualifications have been designed with over 250 global and leading employers to help young people develop the knowledge, attitude and practical skills to thrive in the workplace.
In each T Level, students will undertake a 45-day industry placement which will give employers early access to the brightest talent entering your industry.
What are the benefits of an industry placement to an employer?
Industry placements give you a chance to look at the new talent coming into your industry. They can help you by opening up the talent pool for future recruitment, improve your organisation’s productivity and bring new ideas to the table.
Whether you want to attract new talent or up-skill your workforce, we know your staff will be more motivated, engaged and loyal if you are investing in their growth and the future. There are so many ways your business can benefit from having an industry placement at your business.
Cost Effective Channel for Recruitment
Develop Young People in your Industry
Return on Investment
Enhanced Brand Image and Profile
Everything you need to know
T Levels are new two-year courses, developed in collaboration with employers and providers so that the course meets the needs of industry and prepares students for the world of work.
T Levels are two years of full-time study but also include an industry placement. Student’s time will be split with 80% in the classroom learning and 20% on an industry placement with an employer to help give you the skills for a future career.
An industry placement lasts around 45 days over the two year course and can be undertaken as individual days or in a set block. The length of your placement and when it will take place will differ depending on the T Level you choose to study.
Industry placements help your organisation:
- Find solutions for entry-level skills shortages
- Develop future talent for your business
- Capitalise on new ideas and a fresh perspective
From September 2022, Kirklees College will be offering the following T Levels in these industries:
- Digital: Digital Production, Design and Development, Digital Support and Services
- Construction: Onsite Construction, Building Services Engineering
- Education: Education and Childcare
- Health and Science: Health, Healthcare Science, Science
- Business and Administration: Management and Administration
- Engineering and Manufacturing: Manufacturing and Process
Employers can claim £1000 for every T Level student they host on a high-quality 45 day (315 hour) industry placement. Employers can claim for up to 20 students, starting their T Level placements from now until July 2022.
T Levels are part of the government’s plan to simplify vocational education by providing a clear and high-quality, technical alternative to the current range of post-16 education and training options.
Employers who have co-designed T Levels span a range of industries, and include household names, such as Fujitsu, Skanska and GlaxoSmithKline, as well as many smaller employers.
The main difference is that with a T Level, is that a student’s time will be split 80% in the classroom, with the remaining 20% in an industry placement at your workplace. For an apprenticeship, 80% of the time is spent in the workplace on the job and 20% is classroom learning.
With an Apprenticeship, students will earn a wage while they work. It’s usually four days a week working, supported by one day a week of study at college. Employment must be secured to become an apprentice.
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