More T Levels on the syllabus at south Warwickshire colleges - The Leamington Observer

More T Levels on the syllabus at south Warwickshire colleges

THERE are new courses on the syllabus at two south Warwickshire colleges thanks to a grant of over £1.8million.

Warwickshire College Group has been awarded a £1,893,690 T Level Capital Fund Building and Facilities Improvement Grant by the Department for Education.

And the funding will enable the college group to launch T Level qualifications in Animal Care and Management at Moreton Morrell College from September 2024 and in Creative and Design at Leamington College from September 2025.

It comes as the government looks to replace existing BTEC qualifications with T Level courses.

A total of £1,150,000 will be used to upgrade the Animal Care facilities at Moreton Morrell College while almost £744,000 will be invested in upgrading Creative and Design facilities at Leamington College to ensure students have access to specialist industry-standard equipment which will help promote progression into skilled employment.

T Levels are two-year courses which have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.

They offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of around 45 days, providing the knowledge and experience needed to open the door into skilled employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship.

Mark Bonham, Assistant Principal and T Levels lead at WCG, said: “We are extremely pleased to be awarded this funding which will enable us to expand our T Levels provision at WCG.

“We already have extremely strong connections with employers across Warwickshire and Worcestershire, and are committed to collaborating with them to help deliver the current and future skills needs of the region.

“This funding means that we will be able to make significant investments into our facilities, ensuring that students are working with industry-standard equipment so that they are best placed to progress into employment following their studies.”

The funding comes as part of the government’s latest investment in T Levels, with more than £100 million in funding to support 108 T Level projects announced.

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