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T Levels – Coming September 2022!

We are excited to introduce 5 new T Levels into our wide variety of qualifications on offer at the college. T Levels are a great new qualification if you have completed your GCSEs and want to go into a chosen profession either directly or via university.

T Levels are a new qualification available to school leavers in September 2022. The qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels and offers students a balance of classroom theory, practical learning and an industry placement, to ensure that students gain hands-on experience. When taking a T Level qualification, you will spend 80% of your time in the classroom and the other 20% in an industry placement.

These two-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and providers to meet the needs of their industry and to prepare students for work. When taking a T Level qualification you will have the opportunity to see what a career is like in your chosen industry and gain experience that will look good on your CV or UCAS application and put you ahead of your peers.

When you complete your T Level you will gain a nationally-recognised certificate which shows your overall grade. You will also receive an overview of the work you have completed during your T Level as evidence to help with future employment.

T Levels also also carry UCAS points, meaning that if you finish your qualification with a grade Distinction*, it is worth the same as 3 A levels at A*.

T Level courses will include the following elements:

  • 80% – Classroom Theory, completing a technical qualification which will cover the core theory and knowledge about the industry.
  • 20% – Industry Placement with an employer.
  • If not already achieved a grade 4, the student will be able to study GCSE English and/or Maths alongside their qualification.

Successful competition of a T Level qualification will prepare a learner to enter the industry through employment or as an apprentice. It also gives learners the opportunity to progress to higher education courses and training.

More information about T levels can be found on the Government T Level website.