We will be delivering brand new T Level qualifications from September 2023!
T Levels are a 2-year qualification that you can do as an alternative to A Levels, other post-16 courses or an Apprenticeship. They bring classroom learning and an extended industry placement together on a course designed with businesses and employers.
Technical Level courses Equivalent to 3 A Levels
Developed in collaboration with employers and businesses
2 year courses
Mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience
Industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days)
Acquire the knowledge and experience needed for skilled employment, further study or a Higher Apprenticeship
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About T Levels
- You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement with an employer to give you the skills and knowledge companies look for
- T Levels involve more classroom study than Apprenticeships, which means you can experience an industry while you continue your studies
- Assessment is through a combination of externally set exams, assessments and coursework
- One T Level takes 2 years of full-time study and is equivalent to 3 A Levels. Once complete you can continue your studies and progress to university
|T Level Grades||A Level Grades||UCAS Points|
|Distinction* (A* on core and distinction in the occupational specialism)||AAA*||168|
|Pass (C or above on core)||CCC||96|
|Pass (D/E on core)||DDD||72|
Frequently Asked Question
T Levels – What are they?
T Levels are new courses that follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A Levels.
These 2-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content of the course meets the needs of industry and prepares you for work, further training or study.
T Levels offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of 45 days.
What’s the difference between T Levels, A Levels and Apprenticeships?
If you have a specific career goal, a T Level will give you the experience and skills needed to get a head start into your chosen area.
A Levels are ideal for those who wish to pursue a more academic route.
Apprenticeships are perfect for those who wish to learn a specific occupation ‘on the job’.
Why should I choose to study a T Level?
By studying a T Level you will:
- Develop practical skills, knowledge and behaviours that show you are occupationally competent
- Apply theory in real workplace settings
- Combine classroom learning (80%) with on-the-job employment experience (20%)
- Pursue a high-quality technical route into skilled employment, further study or higher/degree apprenticeships
How are T levels structured?
T Level courses include the following compulsory elements:
- A technical qualification, which includes:
- Core theory, concepts and skills for an industry area
- Specialist skills and knowledge for an occupation or career
- An industry placement with an employer
- A minimum standard in maths and English if students have not already achieved them
How are T levels assessed?
T Levels will be assessed through:
- Externally set exams at the end of each academic year
- A skills assessment
- A project within your work placement