Buxton & Leek College has been announced as a T Level provider as part of the Government pilot programme for these new advanced qualifications.
The College, part of the University of Derby, will deliver the new subjects in three key areas: Digital, Education and Health.
T Levels are the government’s new high-quality technical alternative to A Levels, combining classroom theory, practical learning and work placement to ensure students have the skills needed to progress and help to rebuild the economy.
Buxton & Leek College’s Principal, Len Tildsley said: “This is great news for young people in the region, particularly with the economic uncertainty resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. It will allow young to develop advanced technical skills and gain a highly valued qualification which will allow them to progress on to University, into a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship or into skilled employment in the key growth areas of digital, education and health.”
“At Buxton & Leek College, we believe that hands-on learning, technical qualifications and skills-building are essential to success and social mobility – so we are delighted to have been chosen to deliver these new qualifications by the government. Only those providers that can demonstrate high quality through successful Ofsted inspection are able to join the pilot stages of this new T Level programme.”
Buxton & Leek College will be offering T Level programmes from September 2022. The new qualifications have been designed by industry experts to make sure that students have the skills they need to thrive in the workplace and give businesses the workforce they need to succeed.
T Levels have been backed by an additional half a billion pounds of investment every year whilst programmes are fully rolled out, alongside £133 million to ensure students have access to industry standard equipment and high-quality facilities.
Find out more about Buxton & Leek College and the courses on offer