The Manchester College students excel in technical skills

T LEVEL and BTEC students at The Manchester College are celebrating after securing some top grades.

The college has a campus on Ashton Old Road in Openshaw and takes on students from Tameside.

T Levels, which launched at the college in 2021, are a high-level technical qualification equivalent to three traditional A-Levels, in which students complete a 45-day industry placement with an employer as part of their study programme.

Overall, 98.39 per cent of T Level students achieved success in subjects such as Education and Early Years, Health and Healthcare Science, Construction, and Digital, with over 74 per cent achieving a high grade.

Some 96.31 per cent of students achieved other technical and creative qualifications, including BTECs, with over 72 per cent securing a Merit grade or above.

Roddick Mujib is just one success story after achieving a Distinction in his T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development, which included a placement with Lloyds Banking Group – where he will now progress to employment and a Higher Level Apprenticeship.

Roddick said: “I really enjoyed the mini staff interviews I did at the beginning of my placement as I got a chance to learn what the developers do, how they solve problems and most importantly how they collaborate with each other – this is not something I can learn in the classroom, so has been really helpful.”

The college’s principal, Rachel Curry, heaped praise on the students for their “amazing results” and reserved particular credit for the college’s first cohort to complete the T Level qualification.

“We are exceptionally proud of the amazing results that our students have achieved, which are a testament to their talent, dedication and perseverance,” she commented.

“They’ve worked incredibly hard, with the support of our amazing teachers and support teams, to reach the aspirational goals they set for themselves and develop the technical and creative skills that will make sure they stand out to employers when they start their careers.

“It’s especially pleasing to see the success of our T Level students. They took on a brand-new qualification with enthusiasm and tenacity, and now they’ve got their reward. We are proud champions of T Levels and I’d like to thank our tutors and employer partners for their commitment to making them a success.”

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