Solihull College & University Centre is proud to have been selected by the Department for Education as part of the second wave of further education providers who will deliver T Levels from 2021.
T Levels will be high-quality technical alternatives to A Levels, combining classroom theory, practical learning and an industry placement of at least 315 hours, or approximately 45 days – where students will build the knowledge and skills they need in a workplace environment.
Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, 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”.
John Callaghan, Principal of Solihull College & University Centre, stated: ‘The College is delighted to have been selected as a T Level provider. We are excited to be part of the transformation of education in this country, helping young people to get ready for the working world. This is wonderful news for our students, partner employers and staff’.
The first three T Levels for Digital, Education and Construction will be taught from September 2020 at first wave providers. A further seven will to be taught from 2021, including three in Health and Science, with a further 15 coming on stream from 2022 onwards in sectors such as legal, financial and accounting, engineering and manufacturing, and creative & design.
The pioneering new courses are being co-created with leading employers to provide young people with the skills industry need, ensuring students are in position to begin rewarding careers.