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T Levels to be taught at Leek & Buxton College

Buxton & Leek College are amongst the institutions chosen by the Government to provide the next stage of new qualifications from 2022.

It has successfully applied to be a T Level provider, as part of the Government pilot programme.

The qualifications are technical alternative to A Levels, combining classroom theory, practical learning and work placements.

The courses will cover three areas: Digital, Education and Health.

Buxton & Leek College Principal, Len Tildsley said: “This is great news for young people in the region, particularly with the economic uncertainty resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.

"It will allow them to develop advanced technical skills and gain a highly valued qualification which will allow them to progress on to University, into a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship or into skilled employment in the key growth areas of digital, education and health.

“At Buxton & Leek College, we believe that hands-on learning, technical qualifications and skills-building are essential to success and social mobility - so we are delighted to have been chosen to deliver these new qualifications by the government.

"Only those providers that can demonstrate high quality through successful Ofsted inspection are able to join the pilot stages of this new T Level
programme.”

T Levels have been backed by an additional half a billion pounds of investment every year whilst programmes are fully rolled out, alongside £133 million to ensure students have access to industry standard equipment and high-quality facilities - which will also benefit other students.

To find out more go to www.blc.ac.uk.

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