T Levels: What Employers Need to Know - Bridgwater & Taunton College

If you saw ‘T Level’ on a CV, would you know what to expect from your prospective employee?

1. T Levels are Designed by Employers for Employers

T Levels have been created by employers and approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Education. A T Level is a sign that a young person has not only the technical knowledge right for your business, but also the practical experience of the work environment that will make them a great employee.

2. T Levels are equivalent to A Levels

This Level 3 qualification is aimed at school leavers who want a more hands-on alternative to A Levels. They even accrue UCAS points, meaning someone with a T Level could apply for a university course or a degree Apprenticeship, such as those available at the University Centre Somerset.

3. T Levels include Industry Placements

Depending upon the subject and sector, T Level students spend between 315 and 350 hours in an industry work placement with an employer focused on developing the practical and technical skills needed for the occupation. This works out at about 20% of the course.

4. T Level Placements can be Flexible

Bridgwater & Taunton College works closely with local, regional and national employers to ensure we match the right student with the right placement. Placements can be a block, day release or a mixture. They can even be shared between employers, opening up opportunities for small and large employers alike to grow their own employees of the future.

5. T Levels represent a Wide Range of Sectors (and More are Coming)

BTC is one of the largest providers of T Levels in Somerset, catering for more industries than many other local colleges. T Level programmes in Construction, Digital, Education & Childcare, Health, Business Management & Information and Engineering are already available, and new courses are expected to come online in the near future.

6. T Level Facilities are State-of-the-Art

BTC has invested over £1.6 million in its Taunton campus so that T Level students have the best facilities available for their in-class training. This has included a new Digital Suite that houses 20 high-spec computers and a large viewing screen, plus seating area, conference and break-out rooms, ideal for lectures, project work and more.

7. T Levels are Loved by Students and Employers

Feedback highlights how our T Level students are inspired and motivated by what they learn both in class and during placements, while employers often praise T Level students for their attitude, knowledge and ability to work well with colleagues. Some employers have been so impressed by their T Level placement students that they have offered them employment, Apprenticeships or further training opportunities.

Want to know more, or offer a placement opportunity? Visit www.btc.ac.uk, call 01278 441234 or email info@btc.ac.uk.

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