New T-levels start at Havant and South Downs College
THE first ever cohort of T-level students have started their courses at Havant and South Downs College (HSDC).
T-levels have been introduced this year to provide a more work based vocational qualification compared to traditional A-levels.
HSDC is the only Hampshire college to offer all three T-levels in education and childcare, digital and construction, with each course offering an industry work placement.
The first task for construction students was to assess a derelict site in Eastney and to develop a plan for potential development, including any environmental considerations.
Construction student Alfie Nutbeam commented: ‘The first week has been good because the course is very interactive. There is a lot of relatable content to keep you interested.’
Classmate Charlie Bruce added: ‘The first week was fun - everyone is friendly and the classwork was interesting.’
Deputy principal, Richard Barlow, commented: ‘It has been fantastic to see our first groups of T-level students working hard in their new spaces on the campus, supported by our staff and our partner employers. T-levels are genuinely the qualification of the future, created with employers to ensure that the skills and knowledge our students develop are the most relevant for them to access fantastic careers.
‘With even more T Levels launching in September 2021, this exciting journey for future young professionals is just beginning.’
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