Fareham College has been selected to offer T Level vocational qualifications in 2020.
Following our recent successes as an Ofsted Oustanding provider and the FE College of the Year, Fareham College has been picked as one of the few education providers in South Hampshire to trial the new courses, which will offer a high-quality alternative to traditional A Level study.
Fareham College has an outstanding record of delivering vocational qualifications through an excellent teaching provision, modern facilities and strong links with local employers. The T Level perfectly matches our focus on providing young people with the proper skills and knowledge needed to enter rewarding careers.
Nigel Duncan, principal of Fareham College, said:
‘Fareham College is committed to the development of high-quality technical and professional skills provision at all levels and is proud to have been selected to pilot the first round of T levels.
‘We recognise the importance of this initiative and applaud the government’s foresight in ensuring the availability of high-quality level three technical education and skills provision.
‘They will prepare our students for outstanding careers in technical occupations both now and in the future.’
The T Level qualification promises to be an exciting new opportunity for young people looking to enter skilled careers, and we are delighted to offer the new learning experience to students across Fareham, Portsmouth, Southampton and the wider South Hampshire area in 2020.
What are T Levels?
T Levels are a new type of qualification that focuses on vocational study and work-ready skills. They’re a lot like A Levels, but suited to people who are more interested in pursuing a career in skilled employment than going to University. T Levels will also take two years to complete and prepare learners for employment or Higher Education study.
How are T Levels different from a BTEC or NVQ?
T Levels will feature more classroom teaching hours and require forty to sixty days of work experience as part of the qualification. T Levels will blend the career focus and practical elements of current vocational qualifications with the theory and study of traditional A Levels.
What topics will T Levels cover?
T Levels have been developed to provide training in growing, skilled occupational areas and will cover a broad range of 15 sectors including Law, Procurement, Catering and Agriculture.
When will T Levels start?
T Levels are planned to start in 2020. Students entering Year 10 this year will be able to apply for T Level qualifications from August 2019.
Where can I study T Levels?
Fareham College has been selected as one of 52 Colleges and Further Education providers to trial the new T Level Qualifications. With our Outstanding successes and long history of delivering highly valuable learning experiences, we are delighted that we will be offering the new T Levels to students in the Fareham, Portsmouth and Southampton area.