College of the Year selected to pilot new T-levels in the South East

The UK’s College of the Year, Fareham College is one of 52 colleges nationally, and one of only nine in the South East, chosen by the Department for Education to pilot T-levels: a new technical qualification intended as a vocational alternative to A-levels.

From 2020, Fareham College will offer T-levels in a number of subjects, including Education and Childcare, Digital (ICT) and Design, Surveying and Planning pathways. The two-year courses will feature more teaching hours than most current technical programmes and include a three-month work placement.

It is hoped that T-levels will become one of the three main choices for FE study, alongside A-levels and apprenticeships, as well as help to simplify vocational training in England, close skills gaps for employers and make access to the job market easier for learners.

Nigel Duncan, Principal of Fareham College said:

“Fareham College is committed to the development of high quality technical and professional skills provision at all levels and is proud to have been selected to pilot the first round of T-level qualifications commencing in 2020.

“We recognise the importance of this initiative and applaud the Government’s foresight in ensuring the availability of high quality level 3 technical education and skills provision that will prepare our students for outstanding careers in technical occupations both now and in the future.”

For more information about courses at Fareham College, visit: www.fareham.ac.uk