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T Levels

A new, 2 year technical education course that will follow GCSEs.

Developed in collaboration with employers, so that content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work. A mixture of classroom learning and on the job experience and equivalent to 3 A levels, T Levels can take you straight to skilled employment, as well as offering progression to higher level apprenticeships or degree level study at university.

What are T Levels?

T levels combine the career focus and practical elements of professional or vocational qualifications like BTECs, along with the theory and study of A levels, giving you the chance to experience the world of work and your future career while you continue with your studies. T levels have been co-designed with employers and leading businesses which ensures that the curriculum meets industry needs and will give you essential knowledge and skills, and the edge, in today’s competitive job market.

A core component of all T levels, and what makes it different from other qualifications, is an extended industry placement where you will gain valuable insights into your chosen sector, have the chance to apply the theory you’ve learnt in the classroom to the workplace and also develop the work ready skills employers are looking for.

T levels are a great choice if you want to achieve an advanced level of technical excellence in your chosen field and like the idea of developing your technical skills in both the classroom and the workplace.

From 2021, we will be offering T Levels in Digital, Construction, Education and Childcare and Health and Science and from 2022 in Digital, Production, Design and Development, Digital Business Services, Onsite Construction, Health, Science, Finance, Accountancy, Design and Development, Manufacturing, Processing and Control, Maintenance and Installation and Repair.

T Levels offered 2021/22

Digital Support Services - For more information contact

Education & Childcare - For more information contact

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Entry requirements for T Levels are 5 GCSEs grade 4-9 including English and maths.

T Levels are a two year course and are aimed at 16-19 year olds.

T Levels will be offered across a range of different industries.

Every T Level includes an industry placement with a local employer which is at least 45 days (315 hours). The design of the placement will depend on the T Level. You need to complete the placement to achieve the full T Level.

Assessment is through a combination of exams, coursework, work based observations, an employer project and an end point assessment.

1 T Level is equivalent to 3 A Levels and is worth UCAS points. - A T Level Distinction* is worth the same as 3 A*s at A Level.

When you pass your T Level, you will get a nationally recognised certificate showing the overall grade you achieved - pass, merit, distinction or distinction*. It will also give details of what you learned on the course to help you move into skilled employment or a higher apprenticeship.

It is different from an apprenticeship in that you spend 80% of your time in college.

Digital Support Services T-Level
Education & Childcare T-Level
Healthcare Science

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