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T Levels at Bishop Burton College

12 Feb 2022 | College

Bishop Burton College is part of a selected consortium to deliver world-class technical education. Following the successful launch of the pioneering T Level in Education and Childcare in September 2020 and T Level in Health in 2021, the College has once again been selected to roll out TWO MORE T Level qualifications for September 2022.

New T Levels from September 2022:

  • Management and Administration
  • Onsite Construction (Bricklaying pathway)
  • Onsite Construction (Plastering pathway)

T Levels Explained

You may have heard the buzz word ‘T Levels’ from your school or career events, but do you fully understand the potential of this qualification and where it can lead you?

Let me explain… T Levels are full-time post-GCSE qualifications that provide you with a perfect balance of classroom learning and real-world experience.

T Levels are equivalent to 3 A Levels (so yes – they do count towards UCAS points!) and have been designed with 250 leading employers, meaning you gain the knowledge and skills that businesses of today need.

Why are T Levels needed in industry?

The Labour Market Information (LMI) from the Office for National Statistics has highlighted that demand for employees in the construction trades has increased by 60% this year alone, indicating a clear demand for trained construction personnel.

Importantly, research from CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) has found that that only 30% of construction students’ progress into higher-earning skilled brickwork jobs. This means they will have to return to education to gain the additional skills needed to progress further in the sector. However, the Onsite Construction T Level has been developed to provide students with the necessary high-quality teaching and training to access skilled employment, straight after successful completion of the course

The case is similar in the Business sector. LMI Humber highlights that over 87,000 are employed in the Business sector in the region, accounting for over 20% of all employment... But did you know… the sector is expected to grow, with 15% more jobs becoming available. This is because the Business sector has an ‘ageing workforce’ meaning most of its employers will be reaching retirement age. There is therefore, an increased demand for young people to join the industry and specifically for those who have higher-level skills to be able to deal with technological advances. This is why the Management and Administration T Level is the perfect course for you if you are wanting a successful career within the Business sector.

Danny Brett, Vice Principal at Bishop Burton College, said:

“T-Levels are a key component to the Colleges long term vision of preparing young adults for a specific and skilled occupation, with the emphasis on building and developing the ‘whole’ student for a long and successful career. Which will also no doubt, be beneficial to the local, regional, and national economy.”

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