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T-Levels Courses at DCG

LOOKING FOR A DIFFERENT ROUTE TO ACHIEVE YOUR CAREER GOALS? T LEVELS COULD BE THE ANSWER.

AN EXCITING NEW PATHWAY

You now have a new study option after you’ve completed your GCSES: welcome to the world of T Levels. A T Level is a two-year qualification which brings together classroom learning and an extended industry placement on a programme designed in partnership with businesses. You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% with an employer to gain valuable industry insights.

Equivalent to three A-levels, a T Level equips you with the knowledge and experience you need to get straight into employment, an apprenticeship or higher education. The T stands for ‘technical’ and your studies will include core theory, concepts and skills for a specific industry area.

WHY CHOOSE A T LEVEL?

They’ve been developed with over 200 top-name employers to give you the skills and knowledge you need.

You’ll spend at least 45 days on industry placement to learn what a real career is like while you’re continuing your studies.

On passing your T Level, you’ll receive a nationally recognised certificate to help you move into skilled employment or a higher apprenticeship.

Your qualification will also be worth UCAS points if you want to continue into higher education at university or college. A T Level Distinction* is worth the same as three A-levels at A* grade.

T Level Students at Derby College Group

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i chose this t-level

because it is computer science and

business which were two of my favorite

subjects for gcse

i chose this course because it’s very

comprehensive and it provides me with

the knowledge and the work placement

that you can’t find anywhere else

i chose this t-level because i was

offered it from one of the members of

staff who thought

it would be better for me because

there’d be more work experience involved

i chose this course because i didn’t

know what i wanted to do and

i looked at this course with a helper in

school

and they actually led me onto it because

i knew i wanted to do something in

construction and it was different and i

didn’t have to pick exactly what i

wanted to do at the time

i chose this course because i’ve always

known that i’ve wanted to work in child

care

ever since i was little and it just

feels like the best way to get there

i chose this course because ever since

i’ve been a young age like

five i’ve always wanted to do child care

the career i wish to do in the future

is a programmer the career that i want

to go into is structural engineering

i’m hoping to be a quantity surveyor i

either want to be a primary school

teacher or a child care social worker

the career i want to go into is a

primary school teacher

the course is how i thought it would be

because it is taught in a way that

prepares you for a future job

so to somebody who wants to do t levels

i would 100 recommend it to you

because it’s a lot more rewarding as you

get industry experience

and overall you learn a lot more about

the business environment

you also learn a lot of on-job

experience which you can’t learn by

simply being spoken to about

or being taught about in lessons i would

say to do it because

i know that a lot of people out there

will get the pressure of feeling like

they have to a-levels

and when you come to derby college

there’s lots of courses that will be

more

relevant to your career so it will make

you more employable and it will make you

be able to learn about it for your

future

i would say that it is a great

opportunity and it’s a more hands-on

experience

and you get to do a placement it

provides me with so much opportunity

as i said i wanted to be a structural

engineer but this course also allows me

to

possibly become a project manager and

architect a quantity surveyor if i chose

to

the thing that i’m looking forward to

most about my course is work experience

as i am working with rolls royce which

is a very well renowned company

the industry placement will help me

develop personal skills such as my

confidence

and working in a team and my

communication skills

so what i’m most looking forward to on

my work placement is working alongside

professionals

and being given this knowledge and

insight

in which i won’t be able to find

anywhere else the skills that the

industry placement is going to give me

is to be able to give me work experience

and get me work ready for later on in

life

i’m looking forward to getting more

confidence

in the classroom and at placement

i think my industry placement will give

me a

boost in confidence and give me the

ability to work well in a team

i definitely think doing a t level will

give me the edge over other people

because it’s going to allow me to

make a relationship with loads of

different employers

the best thing about the t level is that

you’re learning the knowledge but you’re

also getting the experience

and what you’re doing is going to help

children in the future but it also

helps you as well i’m glad i’m doing the

t level because it’s a much more

enjoyable way of learning

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you

T LEVELS AT DCG

We’re among the first colleges selected by the government to launch T Level qualifications as a high-quality technical alternative to A-levels and apprenticeships.

We were chosen because of our strong existing partnerships with employers and our track record in promoting work experience, problem-based learning and work-related projects.

WHAT’S ON OFFER?

We offer a selection of T Levels ranging from:

Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning – helping you get to grips with how the construction industry works, the principles of design and the role of technology and sustainability. You’ll then have the chance to specialise in areas such as civil engineering, building services design, hazardous material analysis and surveying.

Digital Production, Design and Development – exploring data and digital systems, how software and business interact, security, testing, planning and legal issues. You’ll also develop specialist skills in understanding user needs and designing digital systems.

Education and Childcare – with core studies covering child development, how education works and topics such as safeguarding and special educational needs. You can then focus on areas including early years education and childcare, assisting teaching, and supporting and mentoring students in further and higher education.

More T Levels will come on stream in the years to come, until 25 subjects are covered – from agriculture to catering and from engineering to science.

A SMOOTH TRANSITION

We want to give as many young people as possible the chance to benefit from T Levels, so we have also introduced dedicated pathways at Level 2 to ensure you can make a smooth transition to the new programmes at Level 3.

The one-year T Level Foundation Programmes are available in Childcare and Education; Digital Production, Design, and Development; Health; Professional Construction; and Science They will provide the ideal preparation for students who may not quite be ready to embark on a full T Level programme straight away.

T Level Course Listings at DCG

L3FT

T Level Digital Production, Design and Development

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: IT, Digital Skills and Computer Science

L2FT

T Level Foundation Programme In Childcare and Education

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Childcare

L2FT

T Level Foundation Programme in Digital

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: IT, Digital Skills and Computer Science

L2FT

T Level Foundation Programme in Engineering

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Engineering

L2FT

T Level Foundation Programme In Health

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Health

L2FT

T Level Foundation Programme In Professional Construction

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Hudson Building
Subject Area: Professional Construction

L2FT

T Level Foundation Programme in Science

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Science

L3FT

T Level In Construction: Building Services

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Hudson Building
Subject Area: Professional Construction

L3FT

T Level In Construction: Civil Engineering

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Hudson Building
Subject Area: Professional Construction

L3FT

T Level In Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Hudson Building
Subject Area: Professional Construction

L3FT

T Level In Digital Support Services

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: IT, Digital Skills and Computer Science

L3FT

T Level In Education and Childcare

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Broomfield Hall
Subject Area: Childcare

L3FT

T Level in Engineering and Manufacturing

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Engineering

L3FT

T Level In Health

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Health

L3FT

T Level in Management and Administration (Year 1)

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Business, Leadership and Management

L3FT

T Level In Science

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: Science

L2FT

Transition to T Level – Level 2

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Business, Leadership and Management