News from Clarendon Sixth Form College

T-levels offer bright future to school leavers

T-level qualifications offer bright future to school leavers

A new qualification equivalent to 3 A-levels has been launched at Tameside College and Clarendon Sixth Form College to meet the higher level skill needs in industry.

T-level qualifications are the most recent government initiative to ensure skill gaps and shortages are met in specific industries. This new pathway will ensure school leavers can access higher level technical careers.

The new T-level qualifications include:

  • Design, surveying, and planning for construction
  • Light and electrical vehicles
  • Digital, production, design and development
  • Maintenance installation and repair (engineering)
  • Health
  • Education and childcare
  • Craft and design (fashion and textiles)

A key aspect of the two year qualification is a 45 day industry placement each year. Alongside academic studies, this gives the students a real life work experience to prepare for their chosen careers. The colleges are working closely with employers, like Tameside and Glossop NHS trust, to enhance this opportunity.

Tameside College and Clarendon Sixth Form Colleges have invested in its campus to deliver the new range of qualifications. A brand new health suite and learning environment has been installed at the Beaufort Road campus. The ongoing transformation of the college estate already provides industry standard workshops for construction, engineering, fashion and digital.

Jackie Moores, principal, said: “T-levels build on the colleges’ strengths. As a new qualification pathway we can deliver a first class experience in college that is matched with employer knowledge, insight and expertise. We look forward to meeting school leavers at our open days to discuss the T-level qualifications.”

Clarendon Sixth Form College open event: Saturday 15th October, 10am to 2pm

Tameside College open event: Saturday 15th October, 10am to 2pm

Visit the college websites for further information.