Fareham College was delighted to be featured on Monday’s BBC South Today broadcast, where staff and students discussed the importance of new T Level qualifications, and the College’s position as one of the few selected to pioneer these courses in Hampshire.
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Level 3 Gaming and Computing student Connor O’Brien was interviewed as part of this morning’s bulletin. He said:
“It was an amazing opportunity to take part in a news bulletin – definitely not your average Monday morning at College! It is great to be involved in something that is out of the ordinary, and show the variety of work we do as part of our course.”
Mantas Ruigys and Teodor Sava were also interviewed by BBC journalist Sean Killick. Mantas said:
“I’ve never done anything like this before so it was a brand new experience for me – and also something to talk about with future employers! I discussed our preparation for the next ‘Game Jam’ competition that is taking place at the University of Portsmouth in afew weeks’ time – we won last year so are working hard to ensure our programming skills are as strong as possible so we can hopefully retain our title!”
“Discussing T-levels as part of the interview was really interesting. The skills I have learnt at College have enabled me to secure a place at Bournemouth University to study computing, and I would like to progress on to do a masters after that. Finding out about T Levels and the ways in which new learning opportunities are developing in the future is really important for students who are currently at school and starting to make choices about their next steps.”
The filming covered a range of activities undertaken within gaming and computing, which is one of some of the first subject areas to be covered by the new T Levels pilot scheme.
T Level qualifications are being developed to add additional focus to the delivery of technical, vocational and work-ready skills. They are similar to A Levels but are suited to students who are interested in careers that involve a high proportion of practical skill. T Levels will characteristically involve more classroom learning hours thank BTECs and NVQs, with an emphasis on the theory that underpins the practical elements of the course.