Schools and businesses were invited to learn more about the new T Level qualification from the Department for Education’s Deputy Director for T Level Delivery, Susan Lovelock, at a special event hosted by Fareham College.
T Levels are new qualifications stemming from the Government’s reform of advanced technical and professional education and training. They are intended as a technical alternative to A Levels.
The two-year courses, which are aligned to 25 different industry sectors, are co-designed with employers and combine A Level-style classroom teaching with an industry work placement of 45 days.
Last June, it was announced that Fareham College would be one of 50 colleges nationally, and one of only nine in the South East, chosen by the Department for Education to pilot T Levels. The first T Levels Fareham College will deliver will be in Digital Production, Design and Development and Early Years’ Education.
The event was created by the College to help raise awareness of T Levels locally, providing clarity on how they fit within the context of other 16+ choices and what the new qualification will mean for pupils, schools and employers.
Speaking at the event, Susan Lovelock, said:
“I was delighted to be invited to Fareham College today and have the opportunity to present what T Levels will mean for the future of technical education. It’s great to see the College playing such a proactive role in helping schools and businesses gain a greater understanding of T Levels, which is why I was thrilled to support today’s event.”
Andrew Kaye, Principal and CEO of Fareham College, added:
“It was great to welcome Susan here today. I think one of the most important issues is the perception and awareness of T Levels. There is still some uncertainty and confusion around T Levels, which is why this event is so important to our region. Technical and professional qualifications are key to our future skills in this country and the new T Levels will shine a light on their importance.”
Fareham College is planning further engagement activities around T Levels in preparation for when the new qualifications launch next year. It will also be giving talks about T Levels for prospective students and their parents and carers at its upcoming open evenings on Wednesday 2 October and Tuesday 19 November 2019.
For further information about T Levels, visit: https://www.fareham.ac.uk/t-levels/