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T Levels offering more choice for young people

by Jonathan Kearney

Knowsley Council is helping to raise awareness of and celebrate the first ever ‘T Level Week’, which is being coordinated by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on T Levels.

T Levels seek to widen the opportunities available to post-16 year olds by putting technical and academic qualifications on an equal footing.

T Levels offer a blend of classroom learning alongside an ‘on-the-job’ industry placement, which not only makes them highly desirable as a qualification but directly relevant to employers.

T Levels will become one of the main choices for students after GCSE study, alongside apprenticeships and academic programmes.

You can find out where T Levels are currently being delivered here, but this will be updated as more education establishments offer this option.

Carmel College in St Helens will be offering two T Level options from September in 2022 in Management and Administration and Healthcare Science.

For the two year Business and Administration programme, students will develop the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of management and administration occupations including Business Improvement Co-ordinator or a Team Leader. The two year Healthcare Science programme will provide students with a range of skills for entry to a range of healthcare occupations including a Healthcare Science Assistant, Radiography Assistant and Sterile Services Technician.

Cllr Margaret Harvey, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “T Levels play an important role in aligning the education and training system with the skills British businesses and students need for the future.

“T Levels will support the next generation of the workforce to acquire important knowledge and skills and practical industry experience, which are in demand by employers and the wider economy, as well as providing students with universal skills such as a qualification demonstrating English, maths and digital skills proficiency.”

“It’s great that our young people have more choices when decided on their next steps when they leave school.”

For more information on T Levels please visit the All-Party Parliamentary Group on T Level’s website and Introduction of T Levels on the Government’s website.