Everything You Need To Know About T-levels
4 months ago

Curious about T-Levels and what they mean for your future? T-Levels offer a fresh approach to education that's all about getting you ready for the world of work after finishing school or college. So, here's a breakdown of everything you need to know about T-Levels!

What are T-Levels?

T Levels are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other 16 to 19 aged courses. Equivalent in size to 3 A levels, a T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students get into skilled employment, higher study or apprenticeships.

Each T Level includes an in-depth industry placement that lasts at least 45 days. Students get valuable experience in the workplace and employers get early sight of the new talent in their industry.

T Level students spend 80% of the course in their learning environment, gaining the skills that employers need. The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where they put these skills into action.

T Levels include compulsory elements:

  • a technical qualification which includes core skills, theory, and concepts for the industry area
  • specialist occupational skills and knowledge of the career
  • an industry placement with an employer
  • a minimum standard in maths and English, if students haven’t already achieved this

What are the benefits of doing a T-Level qualification? 

  • T-Levels are qualifications that combine theoretical learning with real-world experience.
  • They are designed with input from employers, ensuring that the content is relevant and up-to-date.
  • T-Levels offer a blend of classroom and workplace environments, providing hands-on learning.
  • These qualifications are equivalent to 3 A-Levels and can help you stand out in a competitive job market.
  • By choosing a T-Level, you can gain practical skills and take your career to the next level.

How are T-Levels graded?

Students who complete a T Level will receive an overall grade of pass, merit, distinction or distinction* and will be awarded with a nationally recognised certificate showing a breakdown of what they’ve achieved. It will also confirm that a student has met the minimum requirements for maths and English qualifications.

What T-Level subjects are available?

Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care

Business and Administration

Catering And Hospitality


Creative and Design


Education and Early Years

Engineering and Manufacturing

Health and Science

Legal, Finance and Accounting

Sales, Marketing and Procurement

If you're looking to gain practical skills and real-world experience, a T-Level may be the perfect fit for you. These qualifications are designed with input from employers, ensuring that the content is relevant and up-to-date. With a focus on hands-on learning and a blend of classroom and workplace environments, T-Levels can give you the competitive edge you need in today's job market. 

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