College only provider in region to deliver new qualifications

College only provider in region to deliver new qualifications

by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

HUGH Baird College has been chosen by the government the only education provider in the Liverpool City Region to deliver new world-class technical qualifications called T-levels.

The T-levels are a new, two-year qualification that students can undertake as an alternative to A-levels, other post-16 courses or an apprenticeship. They will spend 80% of their time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement with a relevant employer.

They  have been created in collaboration with industry experts so students gain the skills they need to succeed in the workplace and companies can access the workforce they need to thrive. Upon completing a T-level, the student will be able to start their career straightaway, pursue further study at University or begin a high-quality apprenticeship.

From September 2021, students will be able to study T-levels in Electrotechnical Engineering, Digital and Health Care at Hugh Baird College, with applications for the courses opening in October 2020.

In addition to the College’s impressive links with employers in the sectors above, Hugh Baird College was chosen by the Government’s Department for Education for the quality of their technical education.

Hugh Baird College principal and chief executive, Rachael Hennigan, said: “We are extremely pleased to have been selected as the sole provider in the Liverpool City Region to deliver the new T-level technical qualifications.

“This endorsement by the Department of Education reinforces our continuing work with the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership in order to address the skill gaps in the region’s labour market.

“By offering this new technical pathway, we are further enhancing the College’s aim to provide students with a route to well-paid and successful careers upon leaving Hugh Baird College.”

 To find out more about T-levels at Hugh Baird College, register for their Virtual Open Week on October 12-15, by visiting: www.hughbaird.ac.uk/register.

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