The Department of Education has announced that Bath College, which also has a campus based in Westfield, will deliver ‘T Levels’ from 2021.

The College will be a part of the second wave of further education providers that will see T Level qualification delivery within the following routes from the 2021 to 2022 academic year:

• Digital Route

• Education and Child Care Route and

• Health and Science Route

T Levels have been heralded as the biggest overhaul in post-school education for seventy years and are a key part of the Department for Education’s ten-year ambition to transform technical education.

Bath College will be part of that transformation, helping young people locally to gain the career they want.

T Levels will be high-quality technical alternatives to A Levels, combining classroom theory, practical learning and an industry placement – of at least 315 hours, or approximately 45 days – where students will build the knowledge and skills they need in a workplace environment.

Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, said: “The second wave of Post-16 providers we have announced today demonstrates our commitment to making this happen. They will play an important role in ensuring more young people across the country can access these courses and help develop the skilled workforce the country needs for the future.”

Laurel Penrose, Principal and Chief Executive, of Bath College, said: “We are very pleased to have been selected as part of the second wave of T Level delivery.

“This is extremely positive news for our students, staff and business community alike both here in Bath and further afield throughout North East Somerset.”