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Wakefield College wins government backing to deliver new T Levels

Press Release Sam Wright T Levels Industry Technical Digital Construction Education Childcare

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Wakefield College has been given government backing to deliver the new T Level courses designed as an alternative to A levels.

The Department for Education announced its first wave of T Levels would be taught from September next year, which will combine industry placements, classroom learning and practical skills in vocational subjects.

The DfE last week announced that Wakefield College was awarded a contract to deliver T Levels in digital, construction, education and childcare from September 2021.

Wakefield College Principal Sam Wright said:

“We’re delighted that Wakefield College has been selected as one of the providers of the new T Levels from 2021. This will allow us to deliver future-proofed technical education, continuing to meet the needs of local employers, and presenting us with the opportunity to widen the range of subjects we offer our students”.

T Levels will be the equivalent of three A levels and have been developed alongside businesses and industry professionals to give students hands-on experience for their chosen career. Students will soon be able to choose between A levels, apprenticeships, vocational courses or the new T Levels.

The courses will combine traditional classroom-based learning, on-the-job work experience and skills, and an industry placement of at least 315 hours.

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CONTACT: For more information email info@wakefield.ac.uk, or telephone 01924 789789.
DATE: 28 June, 2019

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