Headlining a Department for Education video

Headlining a Department for Education video

College work placements spark such stellar opportunities that a former student’s journey has been chosen to star in a Department for Education promotional video.

Ola Oshodi gained valuable experience working as a laboratory technician for the University of Salford while studying science.

She features in the Department for Education’s video about the new T-Level qualifications, highlighting the knowledge, attitude and practical skills gained from T-Level industry placements, alongside our Senior Workplace Coordinator, Beth Robinson.

Ola said: “When I started the placement, I wasn’t as interested in it. But when I started doing it, I thought this is really going to help me. When I went back to College it really helped me see what was going on.”

The College has been piloting T-Levels in preparedness for the roll out of the new qualification, worth three the equivalent of three A-Levels.

Senior Workplace Coordinator Beth said: “This is a really brilliant way of sending them off into the world of work or further education or an apprenticeship, whatever it is that they choose to do. This is a brilliant stepping stone between College and that next step.”

The Department for Education said: “Ola’s industry placement as a laboratory technician at the University of Salford gave her a chance to use the skills she learnt at college and helped her decide to study biomedical science at that university. Her employer sees placements as a valuable way to inspire talented students into the industry to help meet the local skills gap.”

You can also watch the video on the Department for Education’s official YouTube channel.

To be part of the T-Levels pilot, which has seen students enrich their education at science laboratories at the University of Salford, in property services with Bruntwood and practise their legal terminology and processes at law firm, Horwich Farrelly, contact Beth.Robinson@tcg.ac.uk.