Wirral Met College expand their industry-focused T levels course offer

T levels are a nationally recognised two-year programme for those aged 16 – 19 that are equivalent to 3 A levels in UCAS points.

They provide a high-quality, technical alternative to A Levels by combining classroom learning with a 45-day industry placement.

The courses are endorsed and designed with employers and provide an opportunity to continue studying while gaining broader insight into what it is like to work in a certain sector, with the opportunity to specialise in year 2 of the course.

They provide a high-quality, technical alternative to A Levels by combining classroom learning with a 45-day industry placement where students on the job experience of working with employers in their chosen sector.

These new qualifications have been developed by the Government in partnership with leading business and employers, leading to an expansion of their offer. From September, the College will offer eight new T levels in digital production, design and development, education and childcare, construction, media and broadcast, health, engineering, and manufacturing delivered across its five specialist campuses.

Sue Higginson, Principal at Wirral Met said, “As a vocational college, the new T level qualifications at Wirral Met have been chosen to align with the local, regional and national demand for skills and are perfect for setting young people on the path to a job or further study at college or university.

“Our strong employer partnerships mean that we are able to offer students the best in industry placements, a curriculum designed and informed by sector specialists, and facilities that replicate real life working environments to further support learning whilst on campus.”

Tia Barnes is studying the T Level in Education and Childcare at Wirral Met College. She said, “I chose to do a T Level because I felt it was the best route to support me to progress to university to become a primary school teacher, which is what I want to do as a career.”

“What attracted me to the T Level was being able to learn in the classroom, but also get that hands-on experience with an employer on placement and really understand what it’s like working in that role.”

To find out more about T Levels and progressing from Level 2 qualifications to T Level courses at Wirral Met College visit wmc.ac.uk/Tlevels

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