T Levels are a new level 3 technical based qualification, designed in consultation with employers, to give young people a technical alternative to A levels. Part of the course involves an industry placement. T-Levels should give employers a better fit for their skills needs.
T Levels are being introduced between 2020 and 2022 in England. The aim of the new T Levels is to improve the teaching and administration of technical education which will enable students to directly enter employment on completion of Sixth Form.
Lasting for two years, they sit alongside traditional A-levels and apprenticeships and provide an alternative route into employment or higher study for 16-18 year olds.
A key part of T Level qualifications is an industry placement of at least 315 hours or approximately 45 days. The placements will give students the opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and behaviour in a real working environment, helping to prepare them for further study or paid work.
You can find out more about T Levels on the Gov.UK website at www.gov.uk/introduction-of-t-levels
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