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T Levels are new courses coming in September 2020, which will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to 3 A Levels. These 2-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work. T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days). They will provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door into skilled employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship. Students will be able to take a T Level in the following subject areas: accountancy agriculture, land management and production animal care and management building services engineering catering craft and design cultural heritage and visitor attractions design and development ...

By: Fred
On:11-11-2019
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An industry placement will be an essential part of a T Level and full certification of the T Level will not be possible without completing an industry placement. Students will spend meaningful time with an employer applying, developing and honing the technical skills and knowledge they have learnt in the classroom, in a real working environment. Industry placements are substantially longer than traditional work experience and therefore should bring significant benefits to all involved. Industry placements are likely to take place during the second year of a student’s T Level, although providers may choose to start these earlier at their discretion. However, students must be fully prepared and have a good grasp of essential workplace behaviours before they start their placement. A placement should occur after the student has chosen their specialism to ensure the place...

By: Fred
On:13-11-2019
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We'd had the following reported to us by employers, that work experience can offer: Bring the fresh energy to your business of a younger person with new ideas and positivity. Enhance your company brand reputation and social standing. Motivate current employees by involving them in the placement, possibly mentoring and managing the student. No cost financially as placements are cost neutral, but gives the reward of helping a young person. Placements can help fill current skill gaps by encouraging students into these industries. Extra resources for projects and day-to-day operations. Your involvement in providing work experience may encourage a business you engage with to also participate. ...

By: Fred
On:17-11-2019
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Proactive Education annually work with highly motivated and committed 2nd and 3rd year university students from Universities such as Liverpool, Nottingham, Exeter and University College London. They are looking for a work experience placement during the Summer for 4 weeks mainly in the areas of IT, finance, marketing, manufacturing, engineering and design.  There’s a host of very positive employer feedback from our existing supporters, who have offered students a placement previously. These include: Gunner Cooke Solicitors, The Sytner Group, FTZ Studios, Hoxton Property, The Castle Group, Bernhard & Co. and BMW. We appreciate this may be a new experience for you or your colleagues, but we are here to support you. Rigorously interviewing the students to ensure their commitment and calibre, maintaining continuous communication with t...

By: Fred
On:19-11-2019
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