T Levels have been designed to prepare students age 16-18 with the technical skills local businesses need now and in the future. They combine classroom studies with an industry placement, based on employer designed standards. The new two year technical Level 3 qualification will provide the knowledge and experience needed for the learner to progress into skilled employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship.
This is a distinct change to the post-16 system industry placements and will allow the student to gain practical employability and occupational skills which are difficult to learn in education alone. Due to the length and robustness of industry placements, high levels of employer engagement and support will be needed. A placement is a minimum of 45 days or 315 hours.
The first T Levels will start in September 2020 within selected colleges with an initial rollout of specific courses. In the YNYER LEP area 3 colleges (York College, Bishop Burton College and Scarborough Sixth Form College) will be in the first wave of provision.
T Levels have been designed to provide the skills industry needs to support the productivity and growth of the economy. They have been developed in partnership with Government, business and education.
You can access further national information on T:Levels here: www.gov.uk/government/publications/introduction-of-t-levels/introduction-of-t-levels