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Date published: 28th February 2020

North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) is organising a free information event specifically for local businesses to introduce the new T Level technical qualification. There will also be information about the latest developments in apprenticeships, including funding.

The event is intended to help local businesses learn how they can benefit from industry placements and the range of support available to help recruit, train and upskill their workforce. It will host key speakers from local training providers, including Laura McLean, the T Level Coordinator at Norwich City College and Alison Ward, the newly appointed New Anglia LEP Apprenticeship Levy Coordinator. There will be time for networking with local training providers including UTCN, the College of West Anglia, Nova Training and Poultec, with the opportunity to meet an advisor from the New Anglia Growth Hub to learn about funding to develop business.

T Levels are a new qualification designed to progress from GCSEs and will be equivalent to 3 A levels. The two-year courses have been developed with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work. Students will be involved in a mixture of classroom learning and over 300 hours of ‘on-the-job’ experience in order to acquire the skills necessary for them to enter their chosen field of industry.

The first T Level courses will begin in September 2020, and are available in the following fields:

•  digital production, design and development
•  design, surveying and planning
•  education

Cllr. Richard Kershaw, Portfolio holder for Economic Development and Employment said: “The new T level qualification is designed to provide technical educational training relevant to the needs of business and industry. I believe this gives students a very sound platform to approach the world of work and will benefit businesses and students alike. I urge businesses to attend to find out more.”

The ‘Qualifications A to T’ workshop is on April 1 2020 between 4pm and 6pm. You can register or ask for more information by contacting

Last updated: 28th February 2020