Young people in Warrington will be some of the first in the country to study T-Levels – the new ‘gold standard’ in technical education.
Priestley College in has been selected to teach the qualifications – the only centre in Cheshire and one of just a handful in the North West – from 2020.
T-Levels will provide a high-quality, technical alternative to A-Levels ensuring thousands of people across the country have the skills to help the UK compete globally in industry.
Principal Matthew Grant said the decision would mean Priestley continued to provide the widest possible range of courses that would also include A-Levels and BTECs.
“This is incredible news for young people in Warrington,” he said. “T-Levels will be on a par with A-Levels and will provide young people with a choice between technical and academic education after they turn 16. “One of the reasons we’ve been chosen is because of our track record for delivering high quality academic and vocational programmes and our professional expertise in Childcare and Digital Technologies so it is something of which we are extremely proud.”
The Government has named less than 60 colleges and post-16 providers that will teach T-Levels nationwide.
From 2020 Priestley College – a part of The Challenge Academy Trust in Warrington – will offer T-Levels in ‘Digital’ as well as ‘Education & Childcare’.