B&FC to introduce T level qualifications

Blackpool and The Fylde College will become one of just 16 colleges in the UK to offer all three T level qualifications when they are launched next year.

T levels are technical qualifications combining classroom study with an industrial placement lasting at least 45 days. One T Level will be equivalent to three A Levels, with UCAS Tariff points allocated to the overall grade.

The three T Levels being launched across the country in September 2020 are focused on computing, construction and education – and B&FC is now registering student interest in all three.

Simon Hughes, B&FC’s vice principal of quality and curriculum, said: "T levels will provide employers with an upcoming workforce fast-trackable into leadership roles. This qualification is an exciting and demanding challenge for academically-talented students who want the many benefits of a technical and professional education.

“It’s through our close ties with industry that we recognised T levels would be of huge importance to the local economy.”

B&FC students already gain specialist and up-to-date commercial experience through tutors who all spend time in industry to stay up-to-date with what businesses need.

T levels will provide employers with an upcoming workforce fast-trackable into leadership roles.

Simon added: “Students will gain invaluable experience at college and put those lessons into practice while on industrial placements that are part and parcel of T levels. Placements are not only a great opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the 21st century workplace. 

“Employers also get the opportunity to access a pool of otherwise hidden talent - in young people who by studying T levels have already demonstrated their commitment to becoming future leaders.”

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