WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE EMPLOYER IN A T-LEVEL?
Employers will offer students a 3-month work experience within their business. This might be in the form of a block release placement or in chunks of on the job activity. Employers will mentor the young people they take on in the same way they would any new member of staff.
WHY ARE T-LEVELS GOOD FOR BUSINESS?
Employers have constantly maintained that young people do not have the kind of basic employability skills they need, skills like time-keeping, team working and the ability to work with a range of people, so this new qualification will allow them to develop this skill set. Employers will also have the ability to assess the skill set of potential future employees in a way that would lend itself to future recruitment.
WHO ARE T-LEVELS FOR?
T-levels are ideal for young people moving on from GCSE studies who want to combine a practical approach to studying with academic skills. A central part of the T-level programme is a 3-month industry placement with an employer.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A T-LEVEL AND AN APPRENTICESHIP?
T-levels will include about 20% of the time being spent on a work placement with 80% being spent in the classroom. This differs to an Apprenticeship which is typically 80% in employment and 20% in the classroom.
WILL I PAY A WAGE TO THE STUDENT WHILST THEY ARE ON WORK PLACEMENT WITH ME?
No, employers will not have to pay a wage when students are studying on a T-level they are simply on a work placement with you.