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How Government T Levels can bring in a wave of young workers
When hiring today, many businesses are searching for a lot of niche skill sets and highly trained professionals in their industry. When students finish secondary school, it can be difficult for them to decide which route to take to get into their chosen industry. The introduction of T Levels might be the option they need to really gain valuable experience in their chosen field, while studying at the same time.
The introduction of niche ‘on the job’ internships will enable young professionals to decide whether or not to university or enter the world of work straight after their college years. So, why are T Levels a good option for businesses looking to widen their workforce?
What are T Levels?
T Levels are new courses will be available in September 2020. These qualifications will come after GCSEs and will be the equivalent to three A Levels, according to GOV.UK. These courses are two years in length and act as a bridge between students and employers in a way that will prepare them for their future working in any given industry.
Like apprenticeship schemes, T Levels will enable students to undertake a course that contains a mixture of classroom sessions and on the job working experience.
What sectors are T Levels relevant for?
As highlighted by GOV.UK , students will be able to take T Level courses in the following subjects:
- Agriculture, land management and production
- Animal care and management
- Building services engineering
- Craft and design
- Cultural heritage and visitor attractions
- Design, development and control
- Design, surveying and planning
- Digital business services
- Digital production, design and development
- Digital support and services
- Hair, beauty and aesthetics
- Healthcare science
- Human resources
- Maintenance, installation and repair
- Management and administration
- Manufacturing and process
- Media, broadcast and production
- Onsite construction
How do T Levels work?
T Levels will soon become an option for young adults looking to further their education while also working in their industry of choice. Even though this may seem similar to an apprenticeship, T Levels are slightly different as they will give the student the opportunity to explore different avenues of work. Apprenticeship schemes are great for students who know exactly what industry they want to work in.
However, T Levels will be based on the same standards as an apprenticeship. T Levels will be designed by employers, based off of what they want to offer and what industry and organisation they are, and approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.
How do you get involved and get funded?
After the introduction of T Levels was announced, the Government also announced that there will be additional funding of £500m per year, once they are fully available in the education system. This not only involves the implementation of the courses in educational facilities and workplaces, but also the money required to give sufficient organisation behind placement and training teachers specifically to teach these subjects.
The GOV.UK website has offered more information on the next steps for businesses who want to provide T Level internships or apprenticeships. This includes an action plan and details around the transition. Find out more here.
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