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Breaking News: New T-Levels announced for 2020

Exciting changes are happening in education from 2020 onwards… Currently, 16 year olds (post GCSE) can seek an Apprenticeship, go on to study A Levels, or study a Vocational course such as a BTEC. All can eventually lead to you heading to Uni if you choose.

However, to modernise post-16 education, the Government has decided to offer a brand new two-year technical qualification combining A Levels and Vocational training to help you get ahead in your chosen career.

So if you are in year 8, 9 or 10 now, you can take advantage of these new qualifications from September 2020 – with more courses added in 2021 and 2022.

What are T Levels? How can YOU benefit?

Learn on the job

T Levels involve both at least 1800 hours of classroom study at college – including at least 45 days of practical skills-based learning in industry.

The big benefit? You can learn what it’s like to work in your chosen career while accessing top-notch college-based learning. Win-win!

Qualifications that count

T Levels will be nationally recognised qualifications equivalent to three A Levels. A *Distinction will be  equivalent to the same UCAS points as three A*s at A Level, and so on.

English, Maths and digital skills built-in

A compulsory element of T Levels is the chance to brush up on your Maths, English and digital skills – recognised as essential to any future career. What’s not to love?

Occupational skills

To give you added insight into how the world of work works, you will be able to choose occupational specialisms to study in your chosen field. Learning transferable workplace skills will set you up for an exciting future.

Choice of industries

From 2020, the first T Levels available are:

  • digital production, design and development
  • design, surveying and planning
  • education

From 2021, the following T Levels will be up for grabs:

  • building services engineering
  • digital business services
  • digital support and services
  • health
  • healthcare science
  • onsite construction
  • science

From September 2022, the following are in the pipeline:

  • hair and beauty
  • agriculture, environment and animal care
  • business and administration
  • catering and hospitality
  • creative and design

Your route to higher education

Once you complete a T level study programme, you can choose between moving into:

  • a skilled occupation
  • higher or degree level apprenticeships
  • higher level technical study, including higher education

Next step: achieve five GCSEs

To pursue this superb opportunity, you will need five GCSEs – including English & Maths as standard. That’s where we come in. If you struggle in any core subject or need to brush up your skills across your examination subjects, get support.

By starting early and planning ahead, you can get a kick start in your chosen career. Contact us here at 121 Home Tutors today to see how we can help you do just that!

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