In this episode, Numi and her guests cover the following topics:
1. Introduction to T levels: A new qualification in the UK designed as an alternative to A levels for students seeking hands-on careers.
2. Structure of T-levels: Combines work experience with traditional coursework and exams, involving 20% fieldwork and 80% classroom theory study.
3. Benefits of T-levels: Provides firsthand exposure to industries such as computing and construction while offering fresh perspectives to employers dealing with legacy systems.
4. Completion outcomes: Leads directly into full-time employment or university entry based on UCAS tariff equivalence, making graduates job-ready immediately upon completion.
5. Misconceptions about T-levels: Often misunderstood as inferior to A levels but are gaining popularity due to their practical skills relevance and increasing recognition by universities and employers.
6. Expansion of T level courses in Kent: From construction at Folkstone College, design surveying in Canterbury, upcoming hair beauty or catering courses; each area will soon offer a T-Level course.
7. Learning Environment & Course structure: Not confined to classrooms – includes practical experiences like network building, coding applications etc., preparing students for direct employment or starting their own business.
8. Application process & open day information for interested individuals wanting explore more about the program.
9. Program focus details – First year is theory-heavy focusing on RT Levels in onsite construction followed by second year that emphasizes on practical skills through work placements started from first year.
10. Take a tour around Folkstone’s facilities including specialized workshops for carpentry, joinery painting-decorating or brickwork along with professional setting equipped with computers-laptops mimicking industry environment where theory classes are held also serving meeting place when employers visit providing industry insights.
Listen now! Gain insights into how this innovative educational approach prepares students not just academically but practically too!