You now have a new study option after you’ve completed your GCSES: welcome to the world of T Levels. A T Level is a two-year qualification which brings together classroom learning and an extended industry placement on a programme designed in partnership with businesses. You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% with an employer to gain valuable industry insights.
Equivalent to three A-levels, a T Level equips you with the knowledge and experience you need to get straight into employment, an apprenticeship or higher education. The T stands for ‘technical’ and your studies will include core theory, concepts and skills for a specific industry area.
We’re among the first colleges selected by the government to launch T Level qualifications as a high-quality technical alternative to A-levels and apprenticeships.
We were chosen because of our strong existing partnerships with employers and our track record in promoting work experience, problem-based learning and work-related projects.
From September 2020, we’ll be delivering T Levels in:
More T Levels will come on stream in the years to come, until 25 subjects are covered – from agriculture to catering and from engineering to science.
We want to give as many young people as possible the chance to benefit from T Levels, so we have also introduced dedicated pathways at Level 2 to ensure you can make a smooth transition to the new programmes at Level 3.
The one-year Transition to T Level options are available in Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning; Digital Production, Design and Development; and Education and Childcare. They will provide the ideal preparation for students who may not quite be ready to embark on a full T Level programme straight away.
View case studies which feature student and employer feedback on their experience of industry placements and featuring different sector settings. The case studies will be a valuable asset to you in speaking to students, parents and employers about industry placements or future T Levels.