T-Levels

These two year technical programmes are new Level 3 courses developed in collaboration with employers and businesses. They will help you to build the knowledge and experience you need, to get the job you want, through a balance of classroom-based theory and an industry work placement.

Why choose a T-Level?

T Levels give you another choice after your GCSEs. Check out the 5 great reasons for choosing a T Level – and get ready to move to the next level:

. T Levels have been designed with leading businesses and employers to give you the knowledge and skills you need.
. T Levels give you the chance to learn what a real career is like while you continue your studies. Your industry placement will last for at least 45 days – when and how you complete it depends on the T Level, school or college, and employer. Check out student views on industry placements.
. When you pass your T Level, you will get a nationally recognised certificate showing the overall grade you achieved – pass, merit, distinction or distinction*. It will also give details of what you learned on the course to help you move into skilled employment or a higher apprenticeship.
. Your T Level will be worth UCAS points – a T Level Distinction* is worth the same as 3 A levels at A* – and will be recognised by universities and other education providers so you can choose to continue studying if you wish.
. T Levels involve more classroom study than apprenticeships, which means you can experience an industry while you continue your studies.
. Like A levels, there are no tuition fees to study a T Level if you start before you are 19. Schools and colleges set their own entry requirements, so check their website or contact them direct to find out more.

If you need more time to get ready for a T Level, speak to your school or college about the T Level Transition Programme – a 1-year course designed to prepare you for your chosen T Level.

What T-Levels are on offer?

From September 2022, Grantham College will be offering T-Levels in a variety of subject areas:
.Business & Administration
. Digital
. Education & Childcare
.Engineering and Manufacturing
. Construction

Industry Placement

T Levels will provide the skills and knowledge you need for work. All T Levels will include an industry placement‎ with an employer so that you can apply your learning in a real workplace environment. Around 80% of your time will be spent in the classroom with the remaining 20% being spent on placement. This differs from an Apprenticeship, which is typically 80% on-the-job and 6 hours per week in the classroom so is more suited to those who want to earn a wage and learn at the same time and are ready to enter the workforce at age 16.

T-Level Transition Programme

Think you might like to do a T Level, but need more time to get ready? The T Level Transition Programme is a 1-year post-GCSE course designed to prepare you for your chosen T Level.

It will give you knowledge, practical and study skills, and work experience to excel in your subject. Talk to us to find out if this could be right for you.

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