THIS week is National T Levels Week; a celebration of the many T Level subjects now available. Colleges across the country are showcasing their successes and raising awareness of these new qualifications.

Joining in the activities is Bradford College, now offering 11 T Level and T Level Foundation Year programmes. Equivalent to three A levels, T Level subjects include:

* Building Services Engineering

* Civil Engineering

* Design for Engineering and Manufacturing

* Digital Production and Design

* Digital Support Services

* Education and Childcare

* Science

* Health - Supporting the Adult Nursing Team

* Management and Administration

* Media, Broadcast and Production

* Design, Surveying & Planning for Construction

Focusing on career readiness is central to T Level courses, while keeping the flexibility to pursue higher education or advanced technical qualifications later.

Like an apprenticeship, T Levels allow for both industry placement time as well as classroom learning. However, with a T Level you will spend more time in the classroom than an apprenticeship which requires more on-the-job work experience.

T Level qualifications are designed for young people who recently completed GCSEs or are aged 16 to 19. They offer a distinct career pathway, providing students meet specified entry requirements. Most T-Levels need a minimum of five GCSEs (graded from 4-9), including English and maths.

T Levels are two-year full-time programmes and broadly equivalent to three A-Levels. They are a recognised entry qualification by many universities and combine 20per cent practical experience with 80per cent classroom work.

Students who have Level 2 qualifications can embark on a T Level Foundation Year Programme which is a perfect stepping-stone to progressing to a T Level. The programme is a one-year course for students who require additional time and support to build up core skills in English and maths, as well as identifying which T Level course is perfect for their career progression.

Bradford College has secured over £5 million recently for investment into brand new and refurbished teaching facilities for all T Level students starting in September 2024.

Find out more about T Level qualifications at the next Bradford College Level 3 Open Evening on Tuesday, October 17, from 5pm-7pm.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Apply for an artist placement at Bradford CollegeApply for an artist placement at Bradford College (Image: Bradford College)

BRADFORD School of Art is open to applications for artist placements via the AA2A scheme (Artists Access to Art Colleges).

These unique placements allow local artists to take advantage of extensive Bradford College facilities for a period of research or a project. This fantastic opportunity benefits students and the College through interaction with practising creatives and in return gives artists access to incredible facilities to develop their work. Artists can use a vast range of equipment and facilities at Bradford School of Art across printing, fashion, textiles, and ceramics. This covers laser cutters and printing presses through to sewing machines, looms, industry-standard printers, and potter’s wheels.

To find out more and download an application pack visit The deadline for applications is October 4. Email completed forms to

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Welcome to the Ambition Hub class of 2023/2024Welcome to the Ambition Hub class of 2023/2024 (Image: Bradford College)

BRADFORD College held a launch event to welcome students enrolled on the Ambition [HUB] programme - an alternative approach to education that gives learners a careers edge.

Employers such as Willmott Dixon, Dance United, Bradford Bulls, Prospect Change and the Royal Shakespeare Company support the programme. Six Level 3 areas were invited to the event, with each student receiving a hoodie to wear with pride!Alongside a Level 3 qualification, students focus on skills such as self-awareness and confidence enrichment, a residential stay and an employer led project.Furkan Uddin, Head of Department for Professional Services at Bradford College, said: “It was wonderful to welcome our Ambition [HUB] students and college partners. Each organisation helps design an ambitious curriculum with us that supports students in developing relevant core industry and employability skills."

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Bradford College restaurant is taking Christmas bookingsThe Bradford College restaurant is taking Christmas bookings (Image: Bradford College)

THE popular Grove Restaurant at Bradford College is now taking bookings for Christmas 2023.

Experience top-quality food and service at Bradford College’s training restaurant, run by catering and hospitality students who are honing their craft.

A three-course Christmas lunch menu is available for £17.95 per head from November 28 to December 14, alongside a Christmas A La Carte menu for £21.95 per head on November 29, December 7 and December 14.

Situated within the award-winning David Hockney Building, the fantastic facilities are open to students, staff, and the general public on a daily basis.

From brunch and snacks to evening meals, The Grove is always open for passing visitors but can get very busy at times, so pre-booking is recommended.

The Grove also provides a Park, Dine, and Theatre offer. Eat at The Grove and enjoy free parking from 5.30 pm before heading to one of Bradford’s exceptional theatres.

Email queries to or visit to explore the menus or to make a reservation.