This year, students at Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) can study T Levels in four sectors, namely health, education and childcare, construction and digital.
These new two-year technical courses are based at the Taunton campus and mark a milestone in the Government’s plan to transform education in the UK. Equivalent to three A Levels, they are ideal for students aiming to get into highly skilled employment, higher technical qualifications, higher apprenticeships or university.
The content for each T Level has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses to help students get the skills and knowledge they need to progress.
The Design, Surveying & Planning for Construction T Level focuses on civil engineering and includes a technical qualification in design, sustainability, science, building technology and digital technology, as well as an occupational specialism in surveying and design for construction and the built environment.
The Digital Production, Design & Development T Level has a wide breadth of content that ensures students learn to apply their skills in a variety of environments for different purposes, including digital analysis, IT systems security and encryption, system design and testing and programming.
Education & Childcare is a challenging and exciting T Level that focuses on the child development and behaviours of young people from 0 to 19. Topics covered include reflective practice, working with others in the sector, observations and assessments, safeguarding and supporting education.
Our newest qualification is the Health & Science T Level which launches in September 2021. This subject will give students the skills needed to work in health or science, and will include core scientific concepts and key regulations including scientific/clinical practice, health and safety and managing information.
Students spend around 80% of their time in College learning and 20% at an ‘on-the-job’ industry placement. This ensures T Level students gain a recognised qualification as well as the skills and behaviours that prepare them to enter the workforce.
If you would like to find out more about T Levels, please register to join one of our experts in an online Q&A session on Wednesday 21 October at 6pm. Please click here to sign-up.