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Petroc experts explain why T Levels are ‘gold standard’

As we enter T Level Celebration Week, it’s surprising how few learners, employers and parents are aware that this ‘gold standard’ qualification exists.

Taken after GCSEs and broadly equivalent to three A Levels, these Level 3, two-year qualifications combine classroom theory, practical learning and a minimum 45-day industry placement with an employer.

They have been developed in collaboration with employers and education providers and are designed to meet the needs of industry and prepare learners for entry into skilled employment, an apprenticeship, or related technical study through further or higher education. Petroc currently offers T Levels in Construction, Management & Administration, Engineering & Manufacturing, Science, Health, Education & Childcare, and Digital Production.

In this article, Gail Whenman, Faculty Manager, and Michelle Bright, Industry Placement Team Leader, explain what T Levels are, how they work, what they offer learners, and why they’re great news for local employers.


05 July 2022


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