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T-Levels in focus during Skills Minister visit

28th January 2019

City College Norwich students shared stories of their education journeys with the Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, Anne Milton MP, during a visit to the college on Thursday 24th January.

Ms Milton talked to students and staff in the three subject areas in which City College Norwich will be piloting the new T-Levels from 2020: Digital, Education and Childcare, and Construction. The College is one of just 52 colleges and post-16 providers nationally that have been chosen to pioneer the introduction of the first T-Levels.

The Minister of State also visited the college’s specialist centre for students with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD), which opened in 2015 following a successful joint funding bid with Norfolk County Council, and a degree level sports science lesson in the college’s Human Performance Lab.

Corrienne Peasgood, Principal, City College Norwich said:

“We were delighted to welcome the Minister of State to our college and to be given the opportunity to show her the work our college is doing to help ensure young people across the county are able to progress and achieve their dreams.

"City College Norwich is currently celebrating the unique and inspirational journeys of our students in their quest to achieve their aspirations so it was a real privilege to introduce Ms Milton to our students so she could hear some of their stories first hand.

"These interactions highlighted the importance of appropriate funding for the up-to-date specialist equipment, facilities and materials that will ensure students studying technical and vocational subjects are prepared for degree level study, apprenticeships or work. They also allowed us to discuss the role that T-Levels and higher and degree apprenticeships will play in our students’ progression.”