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Digital T Levels – opportunities for businesses to spot and nurture future talent


Weston College will be at the forefront of the brand new Digital T Level qualification, which will be launched to students in September 2020.

The T Level qualification is a highly technical alternative to A Levels, and is part of the Government’s commitment to giving people access to high-quality training opportunities.

T Levels will combine classroom theory, practical learning and an industry placement. The industry placement is a core component of each T Level and ensures students spend at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days) utilising the skills and knowledge they have learnt in the classroom and applying them in the workplace.

Damian Hinds, Education Secretary, said: “Everyone agrees that a radical shake-up of technical and vocational education in this country is long overdue. T Levels are our chance to do that – offering young people high-quality alternatives to our world-class A Levels from September 2020.”

Dr Paul Phillips CBE, Principal and Chief Executive of Weston College Group, said: “The College is keen to start working with businesses in the digital sector to develop partnerships that offer industry placements to learners on the Digital T Level route.

“Industry placements can benefit businesses by helping them identify and nurture their future talent, allowing them to discover an early talent pipeline for their next generation of workforce.

"Also these placements can help to develop existing staff’s mentoring and management skills whilst improving recruitment sources for jobs, in a challenging recruitment marketplace."

If your business is interested in offering an industry placement for a Digital T Level student from September 2020, please fill out the form below and a member of our team will be in touch to let you know how.

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