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T-Levels for Employers

What are T Levels?

T Levels are the Government’s flagship qualification which have been created through careful consultation with business leaders: they have been created by business, for business.

Recognising the skills gap in industry, T Levels aim to address this concern by offering students in depth, class-based theoretical learning, running in conjunction with an industry placement experience. This hybrid approach has proved extremely popular with students and employers alike.

T Levels at University Academy Holbeach

At the University Academy Holbeach (UAH), we have fully embraced this forward-thinking, ground-breaking approach to education. We are now in our second year of our T Level delivery programme and have already made a real difference to the way our students approach the world of work. Students are coached in generic work-based skills, interview techniques, CV writing and problem solving. Several of our year 13 students, who have engaged with reputable local and National organisations, have been already been offered permanent work places with companies when their course finishes. This speaks for itself.

Quick T Level facts:

  • Students take one T Level after GCSEs
  • The T Level course lasts for 2 years
  • One T Level is equivalent to 3 A Levels
  • 80% of the course is delivered in a classroom
  • *20% of the course is delivered through an industry placement
  • The courses are fully endorsed by the Government

*45 days (over 2 years) or 315 hours

At UAH, we are immensely proud to be one of the few schools in England chosen to deliver T Levels. Using our proud legacy of a strong and dynamic apprenticeship programme, we are able to use our excellent facilities to support post 16 students through any one of our T Level subject areas. From our simulated hospital wing to our purpose-built Digital Suite and state-of-the-art construction area, our students receive the best tuition in fantastic facilities.

Courses we offer:

Management and Administration

Health Science

Food Science

Lab Science

Digital Support Services

BSE Construction

On-site Construction

Education and Childcare

In addition to cutting edge working environments, the Employer Engagement Department at UAH has been able to build on well-established networking and stake-holder activities to reinforce our presence in South Lincolnshire. Students and business have much to gain from the T Level programme and the Employer Engagement Department aims to match students with work placements, so that a harmonious and mutually beneficial relationship develops and our standing on the business community continues to grow.

Involvement in the UAH T Level programme will bring you a wealth of benefits; you will be encouraged to come in and talk to the students in person, you have the opportunity to run workshops and skills- based sessions, or you can engage with our increasingly popular Career’s Day. There’ s no end to the ways in which you can benefit from accommodating a T Level student.

Employer benefits:

  • Tap into the pool of young, emerging talent
  • Help students understand that Lincolnshire offers great careers
  • No obligation to pay students
  • Fulfil your Social, Corporate Responsibility
  • Increase your standing in the local community
  • Raise your brand awareness
  • Enjoy seeing things from a young person’s perspective
  • Develop your staff’s mentoring skills
  • Fill your own skills gap

Here’s what some of our employers say ...

“We have been working within the T-Level programme for a few years now and have found it a fantastic way of finding young talent. We find engaging with UAH early and running sessions with the students really beneficial. The process has allowed us to find potential new work candidates by a process of work experience, which has provided an invaluable route to young talent.“

(Phil Callow, Director, ARK ICT Solutions Limited)

“UAH took the time to understand our business to ensure that the student who was placed with us not only gained from their experience, but that we also gained from him. In time, he became a helpful member of our team.”

(Mary Dack, Managing Partner, Mossop and Bowser Solicitors)

“It’s a privilege to be part of these students‘ journeys and watch them grow and flourish as each day goes by with us.“

(Andrea James, Talent and Engagement Lead, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn)


If you think that you can you help with industry placements and support UAH in its desire to support our aspirational and talented young people, we’d love to hear from you!

Call 01406 423042 and ask for Employer Engagement

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