Abingdon & Witney College to talk T level apprenticeships with business at BMW Oxford

BMW Mini apprentices

T-Levels are new qualifications designed by the government as part of their vision for a world-class technical education system in England. They will be on a par with A Levels and will give young people across the UK a real choice between technical and academic education post 16.

The government are hailing this move as “…the most significant reform to advanced technical education in 70 years”. The course content will be created by expert panels of employers, include a 3-month compulsory industry placement and all programmes will be quality assured by Ofqual and the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA).

The introduction of these qualifications is still some way off, but colleges across the region are already beginning to engage with businesses. On Thursday October 4, Abingdon & Witney College is hosting an event at Mini Plant Oxford’s Visitor Centre at Cowley, in collaboration with Oxfordshire’s Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP)to share what it knows so far and give businesses the chance to tell the college who they would like certain elements of these programmes, in particular the three-month industry placements, to work for local businesses.

There will be a series of three short presentations, follow by facilitated round-table discussions.

0800 – Registration, breakfast and networking

0820 – Welcome, introductions & H&S briefing

0830 – ESFA Representative – introducing T Levels + Q&A

0900 – BMW – how industry placements have worked for them + Q&A

0930 – A&W College – Why industry placements are so important to our students + Q&A

1000 – Close and further networking

For further details please contact evie.bennett@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

 

You can register for the Abindon& Witney/BMW Mini event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/t-levels-employer-information-session-tickets-49945967734

T level courses in construction, digital and education & childcare will be first taught from September 2020 and the Government has already announced that another regional college, Cirencester College, has been announced as a provider. A further 22 courses will be rolled out in stages from 2021, which will cover sectors such as finance & accounting, engineering & manufacturing, and creative & design.