Students take their T’s to the next level

Digital and design students are getting an insight into Cornwall’s top technology companies as part of a brand-new qualification.

Truro College students studying the T Level course in Digital, Production, Design and Development, a new qualification that was launched by the Department of Education (DfE) this year, were recently joined by a leading local service provider as part of a series of employer events, where students are getting an insight into the career pathways at a number of local businesses.

As part of the first session the students were joined for a virtual talk by King’s Service Centre, which is ,‘home to an innovative and forward thinking technology team that support the services of the world-renowned King’s College London’, to learn about the work they do and the placement opportunities on offer.

T Level students got an insight into what it’s like to work at King’s Service at part of a series of careers events

The students learnt about a variety of people and departments at the organisation and heard from Jessica Roberts Head of Transition and QA as well as from Instructional Technology Manager Louise Bennett, who leads the King’s online learning team, and found out more about their roles. The session was a great opportunity for the students to find out more about the organisation and the variety of roles that the T Level qualification could lead to.

Astrid Gower, the Colleges Work Placement Officer for T Levels, commented: “The session set up by King’s Service Centre was a great opportunity for our T Level students to learn about the different careers they could do after completing the course as well as find out more about what their placement will involve. Thanks to King's Service Centre for joining us". 

The College recently became the only provider in Cornwall to deliver the brand new T level qualification from September 2020, chosen by the DfE in a national selection process based on evidencing the highest quality of provision in technical education and training, and also offers T Levels in construction, education and childcare, with plans to expand on this provision with a further 20 courses covering sectors such as finance, engineering and more in 2021.