What are T Levels?
Notre Dame has been selected as one of the first providers of the new T Level qualifications starting from September 2020. The introduction of T Levels will see a state-of-the-art, purpose built ‘digital hub’ at Notre Dame. It will feature industry standard technology enabling us to provide a world class educational opportunity for students who are passionate about the digital world.
T Levels will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to 3 A Levels. These 2-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.
From September 2020, we will be introducing the T Level in Digital: Digital Production, Design and Development followed by a T Level in health and science from September 2021 for students wishing to pursue a career in the health and science sector.
What will I study?
T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 x 7 hour days).
As part of your classroom learning (80%), you will study digital related topics such as; Digital Analysis, Digital Environments, Security Testing, Business Context, Legislation, Tools, Data and Culture.
As part of your industry placement (20%), you will be assessed through an occupational specialism project set by your placement employer. You will cover topics involving software design and management, creating solutions, obtaining reliable sources of knowledge and applying ethical and legal principles when managing risks.
You will also enhance your broader skills in literacy and numeracy and develop transferable technical and practical skills in communication, research and project work.
T levels will provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door into skilled employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship. Achieving this qualification will give you an advantage when applying for a job in software production and design in the digital industry or when progressing to further study.
T Levels will prepare you to progress into a skilled job, but you can also choose to take further technical training, such as a higher apprenticeship or degree, if you don’t want to move straight into a job
Did you know?
Sky Bet, NHS Digital, and Channel 4 will have all moved to Leeds by 2020, creating thousands of digital-related jobs in the area. HMRC are also due to move around 6,000 jobs to Leeds by 2020 to deliver a more digitally focused and advanced tax service