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New T Level courses at Leicester College allow employers to claim £1,000 for every student on industrial placement

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Leicester College (@LeicesterColl) will offer a new range of technical-focused T Level courses, starting in autumn 2021. Designed by employers with The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, these two-year qualifications combine classroom study and a substantial industry placement where employers can receive £1,000 for every student they put through a placement, up to a maximum of 20 students.

T levels are a new, two-year, level 3 qualification for 16-19 year olds or 19-24 with an EHCP (educational health care plan). Leicester College will be offering courses in four curriculum areas – construction, digital, education and childcare, and health and science – from September 2021.

The new courses give students the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for and enable businesses to support their future skills needs.

To partner with Leicester College and offer industrial placements to students, employers will need to provide at least 45 days’ work placement, agree a work plan, and have a dedicated member of staff to mentor the student and provide feedback at the end of the placement.

Anja Petterson, T Level coordinator at Leicester College said:

“Designed with employers, each T level is equivalent to 3 A levels and will equip young people to be ready for the challenges of their chosen career and industry, by combining classroom study with a meaningful and substantial industry placement. 

“Leicester College is very proud to have been chosen to deliver the new T Level programmes and we are looking forward to welcoming the first students to benefit from these exciting new qualifications, and to working with businesses who will also benefit, both in the workplace and financially, from the placement programme.”

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