Local MP visits Buckinghamshire College’s Aylesbury Campus for T Level Week
Rob Butler MP visited Buckinghamshire College’s Aylesbury Campus to celebrate the first ever ‘T Level Week’ and to meet students embarking upon this new qualification.
“It was good to join Buckinghamshire College Aylesbury campus staff and students today as part of T Level Week. There is huge enthusiasm for T Levels locally, and I was impressed by the newly opened facilities for digital, childcare and health & science courses.”
T Levels seek to widen the opportunities available to post-16 year olds by putting technical and academic qualifications on an equal footing. They offer a blend of classroom learning alongside an ‘on-the-job’ industry placement, which not only makes them highly desirable as a qualification but directly relevant to employers. It is hoped that T Levels will become one of the main choices for students after GCSEs, alongside apprenticeships and academic programmes.
“T Levels are widening the opportunities available for more young people in Aylesbury and giving them skills that are in high demand by employers. I would like to congratulate all the students who have embarked upon their first year of T Levels at the Aylesbury Campus of Buckinghamshire College and the staff who have worked so hard to deliver this new qualification so successfully. I strongly encourage year 11 students to consider T levels as a great opportunity for the next step of their education.”