Welcome to the next level of learning. T Levels are a brand new, two-year qualification designed to give learners a head start towards the future they want. They follow on from GCSEs, are equivalent to 3 A Levels, and bring classroom and work placements together in a way that's been designed in collaboration with employers.
Industry placements of around 45 days are an integral part of T Levels, and Walsall College are working closely with employers to ensure placements effectively:
- Nurture and develop talent for the future of your business
- Increase the capacity of your business
- Provide an extra resource for projects
- Provide a more diverse workforce, bringing imaginative ideas and different skills to your teams
Walsall College are delivering the following T Levels:
T Level £1,000 Incentive for Employers
Employers will be able to claim a £1,000 cash boost for every T Level student they host on a high-quality industry placement.
The new technical qualifications - co-created with over 250 employers including Fujitsu and Amazon – are equivalent to three A Levels and uniquely combine classroom study with industry placements.
T Levels are a key part of the government’s reforms to revolutionise skills and technical education, generating the skilled workforce that businesses need for the future and giving students the experience they need to progress into well-paid jobs, further study or an apprenticeship.
Industry placements form a key component of T Level courses, with students spending at least 45 days (or 315 hours) with an employer.
The incentive fund is designed to offer support to employers impacted by the pandemic, to ensure they can continue to host placements. Employers will be able to claim for up to 20 students for the available T Level subject areas from 27 May 2021 until 31 July 2022.
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Employers we work with
Supporting the T Level in Construction: Design, Planning and Surveying, Students can spend 20% of their time on placement with Balfour Beatty VINCI who are a HS2’s construction partner for the West Midlands. A workforce of over 8,000 will be employed by BBV to deliver its £5 billion main civil engineering contracts on HS2 and around 400 of those roles will be filled by apprentices and graduates over the next 5-6 years.
Supporting the T Level Digital in Software Development, Students will spend 20% of their time completing a placement with the LearnPlay Foundation. With successful media, programming and promotional task forces, LearnPlay Foundation has opportunities for students to develop their skills in a variety of areas from Film production, editing, computer game programming to design, distribution and direct marketing.
Supporting the T Level in Health, Students will spend 20% of their time on a placement with Walsall NHS Trust placed across on of 15 clinical wards. Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides local general hospital and community services to around 260,000 people in Walsall and the surrounding areas and is the only provider of NHS acute care in Walsall.