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T Levels

We are excited to offer brand new T Levels from September 2021. They are a 2-year qualification and the equivalent to 3 A-Levels

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A new T-Level qualification will be available at Lakes College from September 2021.

T-Levels are a two-year qualification that will give young people a head start toward the future they want.

They bring classroom learning, an extended industry placement and practical learning together on a course designed with businesses and employers. Students will spend 80 per cent of the time in high standard technical classrooms and workshops at Lakes College. The remaining 20 per cent will be spent on an industrial placement with an employer to assist with the development of knowledge and skills which companies look for.

A T-Level programme is equivalent to three A-levels. They are aimed at young people who will be finishing their GCSEs in June 2021 and want the knowledge and experience to get straight into employment or an apprenticeship. T Levels also attract UCAS points meaning learners can go onto university after completing the course.

From September 2021, the college will offer T-Level programmes in four areas – the only college in Cumbria to do so. The areas are digital, construction, education and childcare and health and science.

We are also offering a T Level in Health (Nurse Cadets) for anyone living in Carlisle, as there are currently no providers in Carlisle offering this qualification.

T Level courses which we offer

You will study one of three courses. Onsite Construction (brickwork, carpentry and joinery); Building Services (electrical and plumbing); or Design, Surveying and Planning.

Studying one of the routes can lead to careers in a number of roles including Civil Engineering Technician; Technical Surveyor; Building Technician; Electric Installation; Plumbing; Bricklaying; or Carpentry & Joinery.

Throughout the two year course, students will specialise in an area relating to one of the career choices.

All students will develop an understanding of: Health and safety; The science behind building design, surveying and planning; Making accurate and appropriate measurements; Construction methods; Building regulations and standards; Data management and information standards in construction; Relationship management and customer service; Digital engineering techniques; Business, commerce and corporate social responsibility.

T Levels are new, two-year courses, which follow GCSEs and are equivalent to three A-Levels.

They are an alternative to Sixth Form and combine classroom theory, practical learning and a 315-hour (45 day) industry placement to give students real experience of the workplace.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4, to include English and Maths. Applicants must also successfully complete a mandatory Assessment Day

What next?
Completing a T Level could lead to an Apprenticeship, Higher Apprenticeship, Higher Education and/or Degree Apprenticeship. This could be with Lakes College based on the existing (and growing) offer or with another provider.

Click here to read a guide which explains more about the T Level programme

TO APPLY FOR THIS COURSE CLICK HERE 

Course description

This course is suitable for anyone hoping for a career in software production and design.

Students can progress in to roles such as Software Development; Computer Programming; Software Testing; Games Design; Web Development or Database Administration; Digital Support; Digital Infrastructure Technician.

It can also lead in to a career as a Data Technician, Data Analyst and a long term career goal in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Intelligence.

Throughout the two year course, students will specialise in one of three pathways, Digital Support; Digital Infrastructure; or Date Technician.

T Levels are new courses which follow GCSEs and are equivalent to three A Levels. They combine classroom theory, practical learning and a 315-hour (45 day) industry placement. This allows students real experience of the workplace.

Entry requirements
5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English, Maths and Computer Science. Applicants must also successfully complete a mandatory Assessment Day.

What next?
After completing a T Level, you could go on to an Apprenticeship, Higher Apprenticeship, Higher Education and/or Degree Apprenticeship. This could be with Lakes College based on the existing (and growing) offer, or to another provider.

TO APPLY FOR THIS COURSE CLICK HERE

Course description

This is an ideal course for those who dream of a career in early years education, childcare or teaching assistant, Roles which students can progress into include nursery worker, teaching assistant, learning mentor, sepcial educational needs teaching assistant.

More than 700 hours are spent on placement in the education sector, making it an excellent, hands-on course.

T Levels are equivalent to three A Levels, and build UCAS points, meaning students can progress to university level learning. Our tutors are experts in the field, with experience of working in the education areas which they are teaching.

Course units includes: Understanding the education and childcare sector from ages 0 to 19; Child development; Safeguarding, wellbeing and health and safety; Understanding and managing behaviour; Equality and diversity; and Special Educational Needs and Disability.

Entry requirements
5 GCSEs at grade 4, to include English and Maths. Applicants must also successfully complete a mandatory Assessment Day

What next?
Completing a T Level, could lead to an Apprenticeship, Higher Apprenticeship, Higher Education and/or Degree Apprenticeship. This could be with Lakes College based on the existing (and growing) offer or to another provider.

TO APPLY FOR THIS COURSE CLICK HERE

Course description

You will choose to either study Health or Science.

The Health pathway replaces our successful Nurse Cadet course and is suitable for anyone wanting a career in health and healthcare science. Students can progress into all nursing specialisms or midwifery courses. Course units include: understanding the healthcare sector; providing person-centred care; supporting health and wellbeing; further knowledge of both human anatomy and physiology and diseases and disorders; infection prevention and control.

The Science pathway focusses on Laboratory Sciences and includes the following course content: Foundation knowledge of biology and chemistry; analytic biology; analytic chemistry; essential skill; mathematics; health and safety in science; employability and careers. T Levels are brand new, hands-on courses, and are equivalent to three A Levels. During the two-year course, students will take part in a minimum of 315 hours (45 days) industry placement with local employers. Our tutors are experts in their fields, with a vast knowledge of working in the areas they teach.

Entry requirements
5 GCSEs at grade 4, to include English, Maths and Science. Applicants must also successfully complete a mandatory Assessment Day

What next?
Completing T Levels, could lead to studying for an Apprenticeship, Higher Apprenticeship, Higher Education and/or Degree Apprenticeship. This could be with Lakes College based on the existing (and growing) offer, or to another provider.

TO APPLY FOR THIS COURSE CLICK HERE

We are excited to offer this course for people living in the Carlisle area! The T Level in health runs as our successful Nurse Cadet course and is suitable for anyone wanting a career in health and healthcare science.

Students can progress into all nursing specialisms or midwifery courses. Course units include: understanding the healthcare sector; providing person-centred care; supporting health and wellbeing; further knowledge of both human anatomy and physiology and diseases and disorders; infection prevention and control.

While studying the course, you will spend placements in the health sector, while learning theory in the classroom from our expert tutors, who are highly experienced in this field.

To apply for this course, click here. To find out more about the course email admissions@lcwc.ac.uk

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

T Levels are a new qualification designed to give you a head start towards the future you want.

They follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A Levels. The 2-year qualification brings classroom and work placement together, on a course designed with employers and businesses.

The first wave of T levels launched in September 2020 at several colleges and schools. Lakes College is part of the second wave, and will be offering T Levels from September 2021.

Two years of full-time study.

You can apply now for a T Level course starting in September 2021. If you would like more information about the courses, please contact our admissions team on 10946 839300 (option 2) or email admissions@lcwc.ac.uk

Visit our course pages to find more details about how to apply.

An industry placement lasts around 45 days, undertaken as a block or as individual days. The specific length of the placement and when it will take place will differ dependng on your T Level.

T Levels are ideal if you have cmpleted your GCSEs and want to get the knowledge and experience needed to get a skilled job.

Yes, you can. T Levels get you work ready, but you can continue studying with a higher apprenticeship or degree.

T Levels are designed with businesses and employers, to make sure you have the skills and knowledge they are looking for in an employee.

T Levels give you the opportunity to experiecne an industry while you continue your studies, with the opportunity to specialise later. While gaining practical experience, you also achieve the qualifications needed to move into a higher level of study, if you choose to later.

Apprentcieships are paid, work-based training for those who know what occupation they want to pursue.

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