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DfE selects College as a T Level provider

Friday 12 June 2020

Department of Education selects Selby College to be a T Level provider

Selby College is one of 88 new providers which have been selected to deliver brand-new T Level qualifications from September 2022.

Combining classroom theory, practical learning and a work placement, T Levels are high-quality technical alternatives to A Level. The new qualifications are designed to ensure students have the skills they need to progress into the work place, as well as help to rebuild the economy following Covid-19.

As part of this, Selby College will begin to provide T Levels in Digital Support Services (IT), Education and Health Sciences from the academic year of 2022-2023.

Phil Sayles, Principal and CEO at Selby College, said: “Selby College is delighted to have been chosen as a T Level provider from 2022. At the College, we have a strong emphasis on providing young people with the skills and knowledge they need to progress on to their chosen education path or into the workforce, and being a T Level provider will only further enhance this. The brand-new qualifications come at a significant time for the sector, as we look to prepare the workforce which will help to recover the UK’s economy following Covid-19.”

T Levels are new courses which will be introduced in September 2020 by the Department of Education. T Levels will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to three A Levels. The two-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses and are designed to provide content which meets the needs of various industries.

The new qualifications are designed to ensure students have the skills they need to thrive in the workplace and give businesses the workforce they need to succeed. T Levels will provide students with the knowledge and experience to open doors into further study, skilled employment or a higher apprenticeship.

According to the Department of Education, T Levels have been backed by an additional half a billion pounds of investment every year whilst programmes are fully rolled out, alongside £133 million to ensure students have access to industry standard equipment and high-quality facilities.