T Levels are a new, two-year qualification that you can choose to do as an alternative to A- Levels, an apprenticeship or other post 16 courses. This brand-new qualification brings you a course that entails a mix of classroom learning and an extended industry placement.
What’s more, the courses on offer have been designed in collaboration with businesses and employers to ensure to help you gain all the skills and knowledge you need for a career in your chosen field.
When studying a T Level qualification, you will spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a high quality placement with an employer. A mix of classroom learning and ‘on-the- job’ experience will help you gain all the skills and knowledge companies look for when recruiting.
It takes two years of full-time study to complete a T Level and the qualification will be equivalent to three A-Levels.
Here’s five reasons why you should choose to study a T Level course:
Backed by businesses
All T Levels have been designed in collaboration with leading businesses and employers to allow students to meet the needs of the industry and get a head start after College.
When studying a T Level, you will learn what a real career is like in your chosen field through an industry placement.
A qualification that counts
When you pass your T Level, you will gain a nationally recognised certificate that shows the overall grade you achieved. Details of what you learned on the course will be included so that you can move into skilled employment or a higher apprenticeship.
Gain UCAS points
If you wish to move on to higher education, UCAS points will be awarded to T levels and will be recognised by universities and other education providers.
Learn and experience at the same time
T Levels offer more classroom time as well as experience within an industry; this is what makes it different to an apprenticeship. In the classroom, you’ll learn all the skills that employers look for and during your industry placement, you’ll put these skills into action.
All T Level courses will include the following compulsory elements:
– a technical qualification which will include
– core theory, concepts and skills for an industry area
– specialist knowledge and skills for an occupation or career
– an industry placement with an employer
– a minimum standard in English & maths if they have not been achieved already
The following T Level courses will be offered in September 2021:
After gaining a T Level qualification, you could move on to:
– skilled employment
– a higher apprenticeship
– higher education