This summer marks the first cohort of T Level students finishing their courses and Suffolk New College is marking this moment by reflecting on their success. The College was one of the first providers to offer these brand new qualifications to students in Suffolk in 2020.
One of the group involved in the T level construction pathway have been working with Jimmy’s Farm to help design a new pig unit for a rare breed.
In addition to this experience, learners were involved in an all-day event relating to the environmental impact of trains with Greater Anglia. Learners also attended a T level event and got to meet the Secretary of State for Education Nadhim Zahawi in Westminster.
Alan Pease is the Deputy Principal of Suffolk New College. Alan said; “Suffolk New College is a proud early adopter of T Levels having started delivering them back in 2020 with our Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction route. We subsequently added the Education and Childcare route to our portfolio of programmes in September 2021 and are looking forward to rolling out a number of new routes in September 2022, to include Building Services Engineering, Digital, Science, Health, Business and Accounting.
“I would like to pay tribute to my excellent staff team who have embraced T Levels and are ensuring that the programmes that we deliver are meeting skills needs in Ipswich and the wider Suffolk area.
“The T Level combination of academic and technical study, combined with a significant industry placement is helping us shape our outstanding young people, who will inevitably forge great careers in their chosen fields and make a valuable contribution to the local and regional economy.”
Director of Engineering, Construction and Building Technologies at the College, Sunny Bamra, said: “T Levels equip young people with the key skills and knowledge required within the relevant sector. Progression routes for T Levels include higher apprenticeships, entry level employment or higher education. I’m proud of my team and our amazing students for embracing and excelling on these excellent new pathways.”