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
If you would like to look at the specific responses listed, click on the individual links below.
Overall T Level strategy
- Why did you decide to offer T Levels?
- Why is it important to embrace local area growth priorities when developing T Levels?
- How successful has T Level recruitment been in supporting the increase in overall student numbers?
- How do you ensure that staff are industry prepared and trained to teach T Levels?
- What advice would you give sixth form colleges (or new providers?) that are considering delivering T Levels?
Marketing and recruitment
- What was your overall marketing strategy in raising awareness and promoting T Levels?
- What have been the greatest challenges in recruiting and inducting T Level students?
- How do you ensure that T Level students understand academic pathways and links to future careers?
- How do you support T Level students to progress to positive destinations?
- Why did you choose to study a T Level?
- What would you like to do after your T Level?
- What advice would you give to other students who might be thinking about taking a T Level?
- How important is it to work together with the provider in planning industry placements?
- What was your approach to onboarding and inducting T Level students into the workplace?
- How do you support T Level students whilst they are on industry placement?
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