LOOKING FOR A DIFFERENT ROUTE TO ACHIEVE YOUR CAREER GOALS? T LEVELS COULD BE THE ANSWER.
AN EXCITING NEW PATHWAY
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.
WHY CHOOSE A T LEVEL?
They’ve been developed with over 200 top-name employers to give you the skills and knowledge you need.
You’ll spend at least 45 days on industry placement to learn what a real career is like while you’re continuing your studies.
On passing your T Level, you’ll receive a nationally recognised certificate to help you move into skilled employment or a higher apprenticeship.
Your qualification will also be worth UCAS points if you want to continue into higher education at university or college. A T Level Distinction* is worth the same as three A-levels at A* grade.
T LEVELS AT DCG
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.
WHAT’S ON OFFER?
From September 2020, we’ll be delivering T Levels in:
Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning – helping you get to grips with how the construction industry works, the principles of design and the role of technology and sustainability. You’ll then have the chance to specialise in areas such as civil engineering, building services design, hazardous material analysis and surveying.
Digital Production, Design and Development – exploring data and digital systems, how software and business interact, security, testing, planning and legal issues. You’ll also develop specialist skills in understanding user needs and designing digital systems.
Education and Childcare – with core studies covering child development, how education works and topics such as safeguarding and special educational needs. You can then focus on areas including early years education and childcare, assisting teaching, and supporting and mentoring students in further and higher education.
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.
A SMOOTH TRANSITION
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.
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