T Levels are new courses, to follow GCSE’s and are equivalent to 3 A Levels. They are two year courses that offer a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience with approximately 45 days of industry placements.

The FDF is engaging with government and our members to support the development of T Levels so they are aligned to industry needs. We will support our members in offering the placements required for successful delivery following roll out in 2021 and 2022.

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T Level industry placement webinars

Education and skills

The Department for Education is hosting a series of free webinars for employers on T Level industry placements. The workshops will cover a variety of topics including placements in specific skills areas and looking at some of the broader concerns about placements that have been raised by employers.

Some of the workshops that may be of interest include:

  • Engineering and Manufacturing industry placements (3rd November)
  • Business and administration industry placements (9th November)
  • Industry placements in a remote or rural locations (17th November)
  • Legal compliance for industry placements (3rd December)
  • Agriculture, environment and animal care industry placements (8th December)

Full listing of the webinars and registration

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