T Levels 'on the job experience' for young adults

Its is now just one year until the first T Levels will be taught. This week the Government has launched a nationwide campaign so that young people can take advantage of these pioneering new qualifications and get a head start in their careers. Our very own Avril Jones, Director at People Alignment, has been a panellist for the T Level Panel and has been involved in the creation of the HR T Level.

What are T Levels?

T Levels will be two-year courses, equivalent to three A levels. They will combine classroom theory and practical learning and will be available to 16-19 years olds who have completed their GCSEs.

T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job' experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days). They will provide the knowledge and expertise needed to open the door into skilled employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship.

There will be 25 T Levels in total which are being phased in over the next four years. The first three T Levels in Digital, Education and Childcare and Construction will be taught from September 2020 at selected schools, colleges and other further education providers across England. An additional seven will be rolled out from 2021, which includes three in Health and Science.

T Levels in Legal, Finance & Accounting, Engineering & Manufacturing and Business & Administration and HR will be introduced from 2022. From 2023, T Levels in Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care, Creative and Design, Hair and Beauty and Catering and Hospitality will also be available.

The new T Levels will see young people gaining skills and experience in their chosen field, assisting them to make an informed decision about their future career and gain valuable skills and recognised qualifications. This is an exciting alternative to the current academic structure for young people.

To find out more about this exciting new initiative, please the Government's T Levels website.