What are T Levels?
T Levels are an exciting new vocational study option available after you have completed your GCSEs. T Levels are two year programmes, equivalent to 3 A Levels, which are a unique hybrid of high quality technical training in the classroom and an extended industry placement. 80% of your time will be spent in the classroom with a further 20% out on placement with an employer gaining invaluable, up to date industry skills.
T Levels are designed to give you the knowledge and experience you need to get a head start on your chosen career. When you complete your T Level qualification, you will be able to go straight into employment, an apprenticeship or higher education. Grantham College was among the first colleges in the country to be chosen by the government to deliver T Level qualifications as a high quality vocational alternative to A Levels.
Why choose a T Level?
T Levels have been designed with more than 250 leading businesses to ensure the content gives you the knowledge and skills you need to progress to the next level.
You will spend at least 45 days on industry placement so you can learn what a real career is like while you continue your studies. Depending on the course this may be undertaken as a block or as individual days.
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.
T Levels are equivalent to A Levels and will be worth UCAS points – a T Level Distinction* is worth the same as 3 A levels at A*. T levels are recognised by universities and other education providers so you can choose to continue studying if you wish.
What T Levels are on offer?
From 2022, we are offering T Levels in a variety of subject areas:
- Business & Administration
- Education & Childcare
- Engineering and Manufacturing
- Health & Science
More T Levels will be introduced over the next few years, as they are developed jointly by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and employers.
Take a look at individual subject areas to find out more about what you will learn, career pathways and entry requirements for T Levels courses.
For those who are not quite ready to embark on a full T Level, we are also offering the option of a one year T Level Foundation Programme at Level 2 to support our students with a smooth transition to T Levels. The Foundation programme is a dedicated pathway to help prepare you for the theory, concepts and skills that will be developed on the full T Level programme.