T Level and Industry Placements

T Levels are the new Level 3 technical qualifications which are the equivalent of 3 A-Levels and include Industry Placements which will take place over 315 hours or 45 days in total.

The placement will take place in an employer or industry setting which is related to the student’s course and career aspirations. Placement is an important element of the qualifications and required for the student to complete their studies. Students will usually attend their placement setting for 1-2 days per week timetabled alongside their college studies. Students are supported with mandatory placement requirements including DBS certificates, CSCS cards and uniform.

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Develop a future workforce

Study Programme Work Experience

Work Experience is typically 30-15 hours in duration and takes place in an employer / industry setting which is related to the student’s course and career aspirations. Study Programme work experience is available to students from Level 2 onward and supports students with their employability, confidence building, and soft skills development, bringing their college studies to life in the world of work. This work experience supports our students with their next steps including UCAS applications, job and apprenticeship applications.

Awarding Body Work Placements

Awarding Body Work Placements are typically 100+ hours in duration. They take place in an employer or industry setting which is related to the student’s course and career aspirations. The work experience is an important element of particular Level 3 qualifications and required for the student to complete their studies. Students will usually attend their placement setting for 1-2 days per week timetabled alongside their college studies. Students are supported with mandatory placement requirements including DBS certificates and uniform. 

Supported Internships

Supported Internships are a structured study programme for young people aged 16-24 with a statement of SEN, or an Education, Health and Care plan. They support students to achieve employability skills and sustainable paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need for work, through learning in the workplace. Supported internships are unpaid, and last for a minimum of six months. Wherever possible, they support the young person to move into paid employment at the end of the programme.

Kickstart Scheme

The government Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new, six month job placements for those aged 16 to 24 years, in receipt of universal credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. The scheme is designed to provide high-quality placements to give young people the opportunity to develop skills, confidence and knowledge to secure long-term employment.

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Benefits of industry placements:

Developing a cost-effective recruitment pipeline of talent for entry-level jobs

Building the skills and capacity of your business.

Having extra resources for day-to-day projects

Making a more diverse and creative workforce

Bringing in imaginative and new ideas

Giving your staff the opportunity to upskill in coaching and mentoring new people.

Providing a positive experience for a local young person.