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Minister speaks to T Level students during virtual visit

22nd October 2020 – Tags: Childcare, Construction, digital skills, Education, T Levels

The Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, Gillian Keegan, has spoken with students and staff at City College Norwich about their experiences of the new T Level qualifications during a virtual visit.

T Levels provide an alternative to A Levels and other 16 to 19 courses with a strong focus on the skills employers need, including an industry placement that lasts at least 45 days. City College Norwich is one of the first colleges in the country to be delivering T Levels.  

During the video call, the Minister was able to join students and staff from the three T Level pathways the college has been delivering since September: Digital Production, Design and Development; Early Years Education and Childcare; and Surveying and Design for Construction and the Built Environment.

Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, Gillian Keegan, said:

I would have loved to have gone to City College Norwich in person but we did a virtual visit and they handled it brilliantly because they did manage to beam me in to each one of the classrooms where the T Level students were studying the first subjects, digital and construction, and to meet the people delivering the education and childcare course.”

Corrienne Peasgood OBE, Principal, City College Norwich, added:

We were really pleased to be able to show the minister what is happening in the classroom. You can know about the theoretical aspects, but seeing it in action, even virtually, and talking to students and teachers you get a fuller understanding. Experiences from this first year will inform it going forward. And what came across, even online, was the enthusiasm and ambition of the students.”

Click here to find out more about T Levels at City College Norwich.