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Coronavirus (COVID-19): how it affects T Level industry placements

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About T Levels

In September 2020, the government launches T Levels: a new qualification for students aged 16 to 19 who’ve finished GCSEs. They’ll be the biggest reform to vocational training in a generation, giving young people the skills, knowledge, and attitude to excel in their careers.

Designed by employers for employers

Employers have told us that they face a skills shortage that could impact the future success of their businesses. In response, the government has worked alongside more than 220 employers to design T Level courses that deliver the skills your organisations need.

These employers span a range of industries, and include household names, such as Fujitsu, Skanska and GlaxoSmithKlein, as well as many smaller employers.

A simpler approach to vocational training

Employers tell us that the current range of vocational education courses is confusing and doesn’t always meet their needs.

T Levels are part of the government’s plan to simplify vocational education and create a system that you can trust and understand. They’ll provide a clear and high-quality, technical alternative to the current range of post-16 education and training options.

Introducing industry placements

Every T Level student completes an industry placement that lasts a minimum of 315 hours (approximately 45 days).

Industry placements give you a unique opportunity to help develop new talent and get young people work ready. They also bring many business benefits.

Start doing industry placements now

In preparation for T Levels, more than 2000 employers are working with local colleges and schools to offer industry placements to students studying vocational courses.

From digital, creative and design to construction, engineering and manufacturing, industry placements can help your organisation find and develop new talent.

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