T-Levels are a level three technical education route that provide an alternative to A-levels for 16-19-year-olds. One T-Level is equivalent to three A levels.
The below report and video case study from Sussex Health and Care ICS (Integrated Care System) outlines how their partnership approach has enabled their Integrated Care System to work with NHS organisations, health and care sector partners, councils, universities and T-level providers to help create a sustainable system for young people to enter the workforce.
The report and video case study also look at some of the challenges and lessons learnt, and provide actionable recommendations for NHS Integrated Care Systems who are looking to embrace T-levels and bring in new talent from their local communities.
“T-levels are an excellent programme for students that facilitate practical skills and knowledge. They also enable a partnership between local colleges and Trusts. They are an opportunity to engage with young people who are looking for a career in healthcare and the wider workforce. The industry placements offer a route to grow our own workforce as well as being an opportunity to highlight Trust services and develop their professional values.” Barbara Gosden, Apprenticeships and Widening Participation lead at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust