T - Levels
A new qualification for students aged 16 to 19 in England who have completed their GCSEs.
They are an alternative option to A Levels or apprenticeships, combining classroom education and learning with essential industry placement.
Who is it good for?
T Levels are a good option if you know what field or career you would like to go into, but want to keep your options open about the type of role you would want to pursue.
Fast Facts about T Levels:
- 2 year course
- 1 T Level is equivalent to 3 A Levels
- 80% Classroom, 20% Work
- 45 Day Industry Placement
- Distinction* at T Level = A* at A Level
Benefits of studying T Levels:
- Career Focused Learning
- Build your essential skills, including teamwork and communication
- Apply the skills and knowledge in the real world of work to make you work-ready
- Network and build contacts with employers
The entry requirements for T Level courses are 6 GCSEs grades 4-9, including the below grades specific to each course.
Progression after T Levels:
Students who successfully completed their T Levels can go on to study at University, enter employment or get on a higher apprenticeship. In some cases employers have retained their students following completion of the course within the organisation/business.
Our T Levels Launching in September 2024:
- Digital Production, Design and Development
WHAT ARE T LEVELS?
T Levels are a new qualification designed to give you a head start towards the future you want. They follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A Levels. The 2-year qualification brings classroom and work placement together, on a course designed with employers and businesses.
HOW LONG DOES A T LEVEL TAKE?
Two years of full-time study.
HOW LONG IS THE INDUSTRY PLACEMENT?
An industry placement lasts around 45 days, undertaken as a block or as individual days. The specific length of the placement and when it will take place will differ depending on your T Level.
IS THIS THE RIGHT PATH FOR ME?
T Levels are ideal if you have completed your GCSEs and want to get the knowledge and experience needed to get a skilled job.
CAN I GO TO UNIVERSITY AFTER A T LEVEL?
Yes, you can. T Levels get you work ready, but you can continue studying with a higher apprenticeship or degree.
WILL THEY BE RECOGNISED BY EMPLOYERS?
T Levels are designed with businesses and employers, to make sure you have the skills and knowledge they are looking for in an employee.
WHY WOULD I CHOOSE AN UNPAID T LEVEL OVER A PAID APPRENTICESHIP?
T Levels give you the opportunity to experience an industry while you continue your studies, with the opportunity to specialise later. While gaining practical experience, you also achieve the qualifications needed to move into a higher level of study, if you choose to later. Apprenticeships are paid, work-based training for those who know what occupation they want to pursue.