COVID vaccine inspires school-leavers to apply for exciting new pathway starting in September 2021

The buzz surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine is sparking a wave of interest in a brand new course coming to Hopwood Hall College.

The T-Level in Laboratory Sciences – which starts in September 2021 – gives students the opportunity to master experimental techniques in a state of the art laboratory setting.

In their college applications, school-leavers are naming the rollout of the coronavirus-beating jab as their inspiration for choosing this exciting new pathway.

Those who enrol on the two-year course will quickly become accustomed to an exhilarating syllabus that puts students on a path where they could one day make the next scientific breakthrough.

The course includes a 45-day industry placement, where learners will develop their scientific skills with businesses in the region.

Meanwhile, the approval of multiple vaccines isn’t the only factor driving students into new vocations during the pandemic.

Over the past year tutors have witnessed fresh levels of determination from those completing qualifications in Public Services and Health and Social Care.

There are more 500 students on these courses at Hopwood Hall – with many aspiring to become a key worker of tomorrow.

Julia Heap, Principal and CEO of Hopwood Hall College, said:

“It’s fantastic to see that school-leavers across the borough are inspired by the talented men and women responsible for the vaccine.

“I just can’t wait for them all to experience the different opportunities that await them at Hopwood Hall College.

“It’s wonderful to think that any one of these applicants could one day go on to change the world!

Sue Hadfield, Centre Director for Life Sciences at Hopwood Hall College, said:

“There’s so much excitement for the T-Level in Laboratory Sciences – and not just from the students!

“The staff here are dedicated to nurturing this strong interest in science and putting the learners on the path to a thrilling career.

“Whether they go on to university, a higher apprenticeship or straight into work, there’s no telling what they can achieve!”


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