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Covid Update

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

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T-Levels

SGS are excited to be one of the first colleges in the country offering the new T Level qualifications at our Filton campus starting September 2022. These two-year technical courses are equivalent to three A Levels, include a 45-day work placement and are ideal if you want to enter employment in a skilled role or progress to university.

Full-time 16-19

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EQUIVALENT TO
3 A-LEVELS

T Levels are an alternative to A Levels, apprenticeships and other 16 to 19 courses.

Equivalent to 3 A Levels, a T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher study or apprenticeships.

A 45-DAY
INDUSTRY PLACEMENT

Each T Level includes an in-depth industry placement that lasts at least 45 days.

Students get valuable experience in the workplace; employers get early sight of the new talent in their industry.

80% CLASSROOM,
20% WORK

T Level students spend 80% of the course in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need.

The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where they put these skills into action.

Ideal for 16-19 year oldsFull-time

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3 Great Reasons to Choose a T-Levels

T Levels give you the chance to learn what a real career is like while you continue your studies. You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement with an employer to give you the skills and knowledge companies look for.

T Levels have been designed with leading businesses and employers to give you the knowledge and skills you need.

Your T Level will be worth UCAS points – a T Level Distinction* is worth the same as 3 A levels at A* – and will be recognised by universities and other education providers so you can choose to continue studying if you wish

Frequently Asked Questions

T Levels - what are they?

T Levels are new courses which follow GCSEs and are 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, further training or study. T Levels offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of 45 days.

How T Levels will work with other qualifications?

T Levels will become one of the main choices for students after GCSE alongside:
  • Apprenticeships for students who wish to learn a specific occupation ‘on the job’
  • A levels for students who wish to continue academic education

How have T Levels been developed?

Employers and providers have been working together to develop each T Level, with support from DfE and the Institute. Groups of employers have defined the skills and requirements for each T Level course by participating in T Level panels. This ensures that students taking T Levels will develop the technical knowledge and skills required by employers in that industry.

How are T Levels structured?

T Level courses include the following compulsory elements:
  • A technical qualification, which includes:
    • Core theory, concepts and skills for an industry area
    • Specialist skills and knowledge for an occupation or career
  • An industry placement with an employer
  • A minimum standard in maths and English if students have not already achieved them

How long will my industry placement last?

Every T Level includes an industry placement with an employer focused on developing the practical and technical skills required for the occupation. These will last a minimum of 315 hours (approximately 45 days) but can last longer. Employers can offer industry placements as a block, day release or a mix of these, and can discuss sharing part of the placement with another employer if necessary.

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