The first 52 colleges and post-16 providers to teach new T Levels were named on 27 May, and Havant & South Downs College has been selected to pioneer these for students in the Portsmouth region.
This is an amazing opportunity for students in the region, entering year 10 in September 2018, as they will be the first to be able to choose T Levels in Digital, Construction and Education and Childcare.
These qualifications will be on a par with A Levels and form part of a wider programme of work to transform technical education giving students genuine world class choices when they are deciding on an academic or technical route.
Mike Gaston Principal and CEO of HSDC said: “We are delighted and proud that our College has been selected to be one of the few to deliver T Levels.
“Our decades of experience, superb links with employers, and excellent vocational education and training have been nationally recognised, confirming us a leading provider for technical skills.
“T Levels will allow learners to gain substantial technical training in different pathways. These new qualifications are part of establishing world class education system, and reflect our high standards and credibility with employers whilst preparing young people for employment.
“From September 2020, Havant & South Downs College will be the only College in the Portsmouth area able to offer these exciting and employer-led qualifications to young people eager to develop their skills in priority sectors of employment.”