Rowen, mother of T-level student Milli, who’s in her second year at Nelson & Colne College, studying Education and Childcare

“When Milli first expressed her interest in T-levels, I was a little bit nervous about her choosing this route after GCSEs. But after hearing more details of the course, and how she could gain valuable hands-on experience from the 45-day placement, I quickly realised it was a unique opportunity for Milli to build new skills and confidence, with a direct route into her chosen career.

It’s been great to see Milli’s natural conscientiousness and good work ethic being put into action, allowing her to blossom in a working environment. I have been picking her up from work and proudly hear about how much she has enjoyed her day; all the while she’s getting recognition from both her college and the employer hosting her industry placement.

The practical side of the course has given Milli such a strong foundation of hands-on experience that you wouldn’t get with A-levels. She also gets the support from her tutors that traditional academic routes would offer. Overall, it’s been really good for her and I’m so pleased to see how happy she is with her choice.”