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Case study: planning the student journey with City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College

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Providers that have been delivering the first and second wave of T Levels have put in a great amount of time and attention into developing and implementing the T Level student journey. This resource will give you an insight into how schools and colleges have managed to successfully plan a brand-new T Level curriculum and key personal advice to support your planning.

Who is this resource for?

This resource is for people that will be involved in the planning and delivery of T Levels from a school or college provider type setting. This includes senior leaders, middle managers and delivery staff.

How to use this resource

This case study focuses on how City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College planned its T Level student journey. By watching the complete 9 minute video, you will gain valuable insights from senior leaders and middle managers, employers and students. 

Video length: 9 minutes 20 seconds

Video transcript

If you would like to look at the specific responses listed, click on the individual links below. 

Overall T Level strategy

Marketing and recruitment

Student view

Employer insight

Top tips from City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College

  • Assess the needs of the local area to help decide which courses you want to offer
  • Make sure the students understand what T Levels are
  • Provide CPD for existing staff
  • Bring in staff from industry backgrounds and support them with the teaching elements
  • Access the support that is available to you
  • Engage with other education provider networks
  • Be thoughtful about which courses you want to deliver
  • Be brave and be positive


Useful resources and links

The business case for industry placements

Approaches to marketing T Levels

Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College employer partnerships

Choosing the right course for students

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