T Levels

THE NEXT LEVEL QUALIFICATION

T Levels are a new qualification after GCSE that will take your future to the next level.

T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom or workshop-based learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience. 

What are T Levels?

T Levels are a brand-new, 2-year qualification that you can do as an alternative to A levels, other post-16 courses or Apprenticeships. 

They bring classroom learning and an extended industry placement together on a course designed with over 200 businesses and employers. T Levels are ideal if you have finished your GCSEs and want the knowledge and experience to get straight into employment, an apprenticeship or higher education.

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. One T level takes 2 years of full-time study and is equivalent to 3 A levels.

T Levels provide a mixture of:

  • Technical knowledge and practical skills specific to the student’s chosen industry or occupation.
  • An industry placement of at least 45 days in their chosen industry or occupation.
  • Relevant Maths, English and digital skills.
  • Common workplace skills.

What T Levels are available?

T LEVEL
Health

T LEVEL ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING 

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Digital services

T LEVEL MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

GET AHEAD IN YOUR CAREER

T Levels have been designed with leading businesses and employers to give you the knowledge and skills you need.

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.

T Levels involve more classroom study than apprenticeships, which means you can experience an industry while you continue your studies. Like A levels, there are no tuition fees to study a T Level if you start before you are 19. 

Your T Level will be worth UCAS points – a T Level Distinction* is worth the same as 3 A levels at A* – and will be recognised by universities and other education providers so you can choose to continue studying if you wish.

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