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First T Level students heading into dream jobs

19 August 2022

Jessica Parrott and Chelsea Bernard are among the first students in the country to have received their T Level results today (18 August).

They arrived at the college, nervous but excited to discover how they had done and were delighted to achieve Merits in Education & Childcare – a course that only launched in September 2020.

And both have secured full-time work as a result of their course – Jessica as teaching assistant at a primary school and Chelsea has been employed at a nursery.

Chelsea said: “This feels so good! I’m so happy. It was a really good course, and I really, really enjoyed it!”

Jessica added: “I would recommend T Levels – you definitely do learn lots of things that you can actually put into practice.”

They are among 45 T Level second year T Level students at Chichester College to have received results today – part of a 100% pass rate for the college.

Launched in 2020, T Levels are high quality, work-focussed alternatives to A-levels and they have been designed with employers to reflect the needs of the sectors and occupations they are designed to serve.

Paul Rolfe, Associate Principal for Employers & Stakeholders at Chichester College Group, said: “We’re so proud of our first-ever T Level students, who took a leap of faith with these brand-new national qualifications – and that faith is now paying off.

“We know the industry-placement is a huge part of our students’ success and we have been grateful to our employers who started this journey with us, and I know many of them have spoken positively about their experiences and the difference our students have made to them which is fantastic.

“And now, at the end of those first two years, to hear of students walking straight into jobs they can’t wait to do, or progressing on to their first choice university courses, is exactly the reason we do our jobs.

“Jessica and Chelsea are both shining examples of this.

“Congratulations to them and to all of our T Level students, we can’t wait to hear what they do next.”

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