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T Levels

T Levels are a brand new qualification designed for 16-19 year olds, with a mixture of classroom learning and work placement. They follow GCSEs, gain you UCAS points and are equivalent to three A Levels. T Levels are a two-year qualification, after which you can step straight into your chosen career, an apprenticeship or a degree.

These courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work. T-Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ training during an industry placement of at least 45 days (315 hours). They provide the knowledge and experience needed to open doors into a skilled job, higher apprenticeship or university.

  • UCAS Points you'll gain from T Levels
    UCAS Tariff points - T Level overall grade
    168 Distinction*
    144 Distinction
    120 Merit
    96 Pass (C or above on the core)
    72 Pass (D or E on the core)
  • Your questions about T Levels answered

    Is it possible to study a T Level without sitting an exam?

    No. There are two exams that are the assessment for the Core.

    I am not good with exam situations what course can I do that is assessment only?

    The DoE are removing more and more of the qualifications that are only assessment. The only course we currently offer that doesn't have exams is our new Level 3 Managing and Developing Esports course.

    How are T levels assessed?

    There are 4 parts to T Levels. Year 1 (Core - 2 exams, Employer project - timed assessment over a few days (like they do for art GCSE)), year 2 (Specialism - timed assessment over a few days) and industry placement of at least 1 day a week for the 2 years. All work is externally assessed (exams and assessments)

    What’s the difference between a T Level and the other options available to me?

    T Levels are very employer orientated and are designed with industry leaders. They are very specific and provide learners with the skills and knowledge required for the sector of their choosing.

    Why should I choose a T Level?

    For students that know what they want to do and want lots of industry and practical experience.

    Why should I choose to study a T Level?

    T levels are designed with industry leaders to provide the skills and knowledge that are needed in industry. They are very in-depth into their field.

    What is the difference between a T Level and an Apprenticeship?

    An Apprenticeship is based with the employer and you attend college for one day of teaching. (more on the job learning, less theory) a T Level is three days in college and at least 1 day industry placement (more theory and in-depth content)

    Will I get paid for the work experience?

    No, but the experience you’ll fain will put you in a favourable position when seeking employment and in university applications.

    Do I have to find my own placement?

    Preferably, but we do have industry contacts and are here to help.

    Can I find my own work placement?

    Absolutely! This means that you find a placement that you want and within a suitable travel distance for yourself. Just please talk to us so that we can ensure it is suitable for your T Level.

    Can I still go to university?

    T Levels offer UCAS points just like A Levels and BTEC. T-Levels are widely recognised by most universities and higher education institutions. If you have any questions please contact one of your Career Advisors.

Digital Support Services

Learn the essentials of digital roles by understanding data and digital systems, how software and business interact, security, testing, planning and legal issues. The broad purpose of a Digital Support Technician is to maximise the effective use of digital office technologies, productivity software, digital communications, including collaborative technologies, and digital information systems.

Education and Childcare 

The core element of a T Level in education and childcare will allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding in a broad range of topics such as child development, safeguarding and special educational needs, as well as learning about the role of families and support agencies. It’s a diverse and fascinating subject, and 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, which is designed to support your interests and ambitions to progress in a specific area. This is where you can get deeper into your chosen subject, developing and practising the skills needed for an occupation.

Science

Your course starts with the essential knowledge and skills to work in science or healthcare including how the industry works, core scientific concepts and key regulations including managing information, health and safety and good scientific/clinical practice

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