Fareham College, has been awarded a T Level Capital Grant from the Department for Education to further enhance its facilities to deliver its next phase of T Level courses from this September.
Fareham College launched the first two T Levels in September 2020 in Digital Production, Design and Development and Education and Childcare.
In addition to these two courses, from September 2021, Fareham College will also offer T Level courses in Design, Surveying and Planning; Digital Business Services; Digital Support Services; Health; Healthcare Science; Science and On-site Construction.
The grant will enable the College to further develop its facilities to support the delivery of T Levels in Health and Science, providing real world training environments that lead to nursing, midwifery and allied professions.
The planned development includes: classrooms to simulate hospital wards and day care facilities; a counselling and therapy room; a digital room that will be used for teachers to either deliver remote sessions from or for students to use VR simulation; sports science room with an observation area; further development of the science laboratories and a Health and Fitness Suite.
Fareham College Principal and CEO, Andrew Kaye said, “We are absolutely delighted to have received this grant from the Department for Education, which builds upon the previous significant investment the College has made in enhancing its facilities to deliver the new T Level qualification. The College already works extensively with a large number of employers and using these links with the relevant different industries, is best placed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and practical work experience they require to achieve their qualification and embark on the next steps towards their chosen career.”
T Levels are a new qualification that focuses on high-level technical study and work-ready skills. They have been developed to offer a credible alternative to A Levels and will provide young people with a clear route to skilled employment, as well as progression to higher or degree Apprenticeships, or degree-level study at university. T Levels combine the career focus and practical elements of current technical and professional qualifications like BTECs and NVQs, with the theory and study of traditional A Levels.
A core component of the T Level qualification is an industry-based placement, where students will apply the theory they learn in the classroom to the workplace and develop the essential work-ready skills that employers are looking for.