T Levels bringing benefits to business21 June 2021
T Levels launched in 2020 in 3 subjects: Digital Production, Design and Development; Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction; and Education and Childcare.
In 2021, there will be 7 more T levels launched: these are Building Services Engineering for Construction, Digital Business Services, Digital Support Services, Health, Healthcare Science, Onsite Construction and Science.
T Levels are a 2 year qualification for 16 to 19 year olds with a 45 day industry placement at the heart of each course.
Designed with employers, each T Level is equivalent to 3 A levels providing a mixture of classroom learning (80%) and ‘on-the-job’ experience (20%) to help young people develop the knowledge, attitude and practical skills to thrive in the workplace.
Over the next few years, T Levels will scale up to include 24 courses, covering 11 skill areas.
T levels can bring a number of benefits to businesses:
- With an industry placement, they are an ideal solution for entry-level skills
- Businesses can avoid many of the costs associated with recruitment by working with local colleges and schools to connect with young people who are deciding on their careers
- Placements give businesses the chance to work alongside the next generation of workers entering industry, making sure they develop the knowledge, attitude, and practical skills to succeed
- They capitalise on new ideas and a fresh perspective
Lots of support is available already to help businesses explore T levels and industry placements and government continue to look at how they can encourage more businesses to take advantage of this offer.
In York & North Yorkshire, our businesses are getting involved and sharing their experiences.
https://youtu.be/Ao9IL_HRxxY Overview film
https://youtu.be/bum_YDzPNKU Netsells, Ellie Case Study.
Read more stories like this one in our Annual Report 2021.