T Level Alumni, Brandon!
As part of T Level Takeover week, we’ve been lucky enough to catch up with one of our incredible alumni, Brandon, who completed his T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development last year. As one of the first people in the country to take this course, Brandon impressed his tutors and employers alike, with his dedication and work ethic. As a result of this, he won Industry Placement Learner of the Year at the 2022 Business Awards!
Here’s what Brandon had to say on his experience of T Levels:
"My name is Brandon, and I completed the Digital Production, Design and Development T Level last year. I am now studying Aberystwyth University, after receiving a scholarship!
Reflecting back over the course, my favourite part was definitely the work placement aspect. I completed my industry placement at Spacebar, which is a digital hub located in the heart of Weston-super-Mare, which assists local businesses in their online presence, particularly in the creation of their website.
However, another highlight of my time at Weston College was being nominated for, and winning, Industry Placement of the Year at the Business Awards! Having my hard work celebrated with my classmates, teachers and employers was an indescribable feeling, and one of my proudest achievements.
This placement allowed me to develop many practical skills to an advanced level, that I would not have learnt inside the classroom, as well as skills such as customer service when communicating with the client, leadership when delegating tasks to my peers, and professionalism within the workplace.
The course itself had so many real-world applications, which was fantastic for knowing how the course material will benefit me in the future world of work. In particular, the assessment methods were very practical and real-world based which I think is highly important for a course of this nature.
If you are considering a T Level, I would say absolutely go for it. The experience and skills you gain are second to none, and you result in a qualification equivalent to 3 A Levels! I loved my time doing the course, and I would go back and do it again if I could!"
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