T-Levels

About T-Levels

T Levels are a 2-year qualification that you can do after GCSEs as an alternative to A levels, other post-16 courses or an apprenticeship. 

They have been designed with leading businesses and employers to give you the knowledge and skills you need.

Get ahead in your career

You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement with an employer to give you the skills and knowledge companies look for.

Your industry placement gives you the chance to learn what a real career is like while you continue your studies. When and how you complete it depends on the T Level, school or college, and employer. 

There are no tuition fees to study a T Level if you start before you are 19.

Equivalent to 3 Levels and awarded UCAS points

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.

Qualifications that count

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.

“In 2023, over 90% of T Level students achieved a ‘Pass’ or above.”

What T-Levels are on offer?

  • Business and Administration route
  • Digital route
  • Education and Early Years route
  • Construction and the Built Environment route
  • Engineering and Manufacturing route
  • Creative and Design route
  • Health and Science route

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.

T Level foundation year

Think you might like to do a T Level, but need additional help to get you ready to do one? The T Level Foundation Year is a 1-year post-GCSE study programme designed to prepare you for your chosen T Level. 

It will enable you to develop your English and maths, practical, technical and study skills, and provide work experience to help you excel in your T Level.

Talk to us to see if this could be right for you.

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