A range of options are available to Knowsley students once they leave secondary school. Whether its going on to further studies (A Levels, BTEC, T Level) or seeking employment, there’s lots of support available to help you to make that important decision.
T Levels are new, Government-backed, career focussed qualifications for 16-19 year olds. They are equivalent to three A Levels and they are backed by hundreds of British businesses who helped to design the courses.
T Levels were available from September 2022 and from September 2023, they are available in Knowsley, as well as neighbouring areas including St Helens and Liverpool.
Each two year course has been designed with employers from different sectors and combines classroom study with a 45 day industry placement, helping to prepare you for the world of work or further study including a higher level apprenticeship or university.
The industry placement is designed to help you to:-
- find out more about the career opportunities available to you
- build essential skills, such as teamwork and communication
- put your skills and knowledge into practice in the real world of work, and build contacts with with employers
The study and industry placement aren’t linked to a specific individual role or job. Instead, you’ll be given a broad exposure to an industry and the many different roles it offers.
From September 2023, T Levels will be available to study at All Saints Catholic High School in Kirkby. Subjects are in Health and also Management and Administration.
T Levels are currently available to study at Carmel College in St Helens, within easy access to Knowsley. Subjects include Healthcare Science and Management and Administration.
St Helens College also offer a range of subjects including Building Services Engineering for Construction, Digital Production, Design and Development, Digital Support Services, Education and Childcare and Health with a range of new subjects being available from September 2024 including Animal Care and Management, Health and Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control.
Cllr Margaret Harvey, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said “T Levels offer a great opportunity of combining study with work experience and they are comparable with A Levels if you do decide to go on and study at University.
“Given T Levels have been developed in partnership with businesses, it will really help you to learn about the different roles in specific sectors and what employers are looking for in terms of skills which can help you to decide on your future career path.
“I’m delighted that there is a great choice available locally for our children and young people should they decide to enrol on a T Level course.”
You can use the postcode search on the T Level website to find a course near you.