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T Levels

What are T Levels?

T Levels are a brand new qualification you can take after your GCSEs. Each qualification lasts two years and is equivalent to three A-Levels.  Like Apprenticeships, T Levels provide a chance for you to learn on the job. The main difference is that classroom learning accounts for 80% of your time with a T Level while your industry placement makes up the other 20%. Each placement is at least 315 hours long (that’s roughly 45 days!) What makes T Levels unique is that they have been specially designed with employers and businesses so as soon as you qualify you can step straight into your chosen career, higher apprenticeship or degree confident that you are equipped with all the industry knowledge you need to succeed.

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Our T Level Programmes
Digital Support Services

Our Digital Support Services T Level allows you to learn the essentials of digital roles by understanding data and digital systems. You’ll also learn how business and software interact while gaining an understanding of security, testing, planning and legal issues. This T Level is perfect for you if you have an interest in learning how to maximise the effective use of digital office technologies, productivity software, digital communications (including collaborative technologies)  and digital information systems.

Education and Childcare 

Our T Level in Education and Childcare allows you to develop your knowledge and understanding of a broad range of topics such as, child development, safeguarding and special educational needs all of which are essential elements to master for a successful career in the field. Alongside this, you will also learn about the role of the family and various support agencies. Education and Childcare is a diverse and fascinating subject - you’ll be able to delve into the specifics of social interaction, how language is acquired and understanding behaviour. You’ll also build your skills in becoming a reflective practitioner with an understanding of the broader context of education.

You’ll then be able to choose a specialism that is designed to support your interests and ambitions and enable you to progress in a specific area. This is where you can get deeper into your chosen subject, developing and practising the skills needed for your chosen career higher apprenticeship or degree.


Our Science T Level gives you the essential knowledge and skills you need to work in the science or healthcare industry. You’ll learn how the industry operates, core scientific concepts and key regulations including managing information, health and safety and good clinical practice. 

If you're an employer

Industry placements give young people studying towards a technical qualification practical experience directly related to their course, helping prepare them for the world of work. All of our students at West Suffolk College aged 16-18 must complete a form of placement with an external employer; this can be a regular work placement or a 315-hour industry placement. If you’re interested in finding out more about how you can help then click the link below. 

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