T Levels

Discover T Level qualifications for September 2022. This new qualification combines classroom theory and practical learning with an extended industry placement of 45 days. T Levels are Level 3 courses.

GAIN A QUALIFICATION AND ON-THE-JOB EXPERIENCE WITH A T LEVEL

T Levels are new two-year courses coming in September 2022 and will be equivalent to three A Levels. They also attract UCAS points offering graduates the opportunity of moving into a job, an apprenticeship or continuing to further study. T Levels combine classroom theory, practical learning and a 45-day industry placement with an employer to make sure students have real experience of the workplace. They have been developed in collaboration with employers so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.

T Levels provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door to highly skilled employment, an Apprenticeship or higher level study. Around 80% of your time will be spent at college with the remaining 20% being spent at your placement. This differs to an Apprenticeship, which is typically 80% on-the-job and 20% in the classroom.

Experience with a real employer in a real workplace will allow you to apply the skills and knowledge you learn in the classroom to the job, giving you a taste of the world of work you expect once you complete your studies.

To study T Levels, you will need a GCSE at Grade 4 in English (Language or Literature), Maths and two other GCSEs or a Level 2 Diploma in an appropriate subject (Merit).

Find out more about T Levels at Gov.uk

Discover T Level qualifications

T Level Digital Production, Design & Development

Why choose this course?

If you have an interest in computer programming, then this T Level may be the right course for you. This brand-new course has been developed in collaboration with employers to give you the skills needed to work within the software development industry. 

What will I learn?

This T Level consists of a Core Component, Occupational Specialism and Industry Placement. The Core Component topics include fundamentals of data, physical and cloud systems, legislation and security. Occupational specialism topics covered include systems analysis, designing and developing software, testing software, maintaining and supporting software, developing software in a collaborative environment and legal and regulatory requirements. You will also undertake an industry placement with an employer focused on developing your practical and technical skills. These will last a minimum of 45 working days but can last longer.

Where will it take me?

Careers within the Software Development Industry include Software Testing, Software Development, Games Design, Web Development and Database Administration.

What will I need?

You will need a GCSE at Grade 4 in English (Language or Literature), Maths and two other GCSEs or Level 2 Diploma in an appropriate subject (Merit).

T Level Digital Support & Services

Why choose this course?

If you have an interest in networking and security, then this T Level may be the right course for you. This brand-new course has been developed in collaboration with employers to give you the skills needed to gain employment working within network infrastructure.

What will I learn?

This T Level consists of a core component, occupational specialism and an industry placement. You will learn about business control techniques, principles of network and infrastructure design, communication methods and problem analysis. You will also undertake an industry placement with an employer focused on developing your practical and technical skills. These will last a minimum of 45 working days but can last longer.

Where will it take me?

Careers within Digital Support Services include network engineer, cyber security professional, systems engineer and computer systems analyst.

What will I need?

You will need a GCSE at Grade 4 in English (Language or Literature), Maths and two other GCSEs or Level 2 Diploma in an appropriate subject (Merit).

T Level Health

Why choose this course?

If you have an interest in Nursing, Health or Healthcare Science, then this T Level may be the right course for you. In addition to your College studies, you will undertake a placement within a Health/ Healthcare setting for a minimum of 45 days. 

What will I learn?

The Health pathways covered within the course will consist of core topics designed to provide you with a clear knowledge and understanding of the industry and its key components. To support this there is an industry placement and occupational specialist topics. Core topics include working within the Health and Science sector, Health, Good Scientific and Clinical Practice and Core Science concepts. Students will study and be assessed on occupational specialism topics.  

Where will it take me?

On successful completion of the T-Level, you will be ideally placed to seek employment in a variety of roles within the health and social care sector. Alternatively, you may continue to higher education courses in a specific area of Nursing, Midwifery or other health related subject. 

What will I need?

You will need a GCSE at Grade 4 in English (Language or Literature), Maths and two other GCSEs or Level 2 Diploma in an appropriate subject (Merit).

T Level Management & Administration

Why choose this course?

If you have an interest in Business and Administration then this 2 year T Level may be the right course for you. This brand-new course has been developed in collaboration with employers to give you the skills needed to gain employment within this sector.  

What will I learn?

This T Level consists of 3 key areas: A core component, occupational specialism and an industry placement.

The core component is taught in college and then assessed through examination.  Through class-based activities, including role play, events and group work you will learn about many areas including the legal aspects, policies and procedures; recruitment and management of employees through effective communication and team working; managing finances including accounting; leadership and management; managing quality and how adapt to changes in the industry.

An industry placement, lasting for a minimum of 45 working days, will give you the opportunity to develop practical and specialist skills. These skills will be assessed through a practical employer-set project which combines the core theory and skills developed during the industry placement. You will demonstrate your awareness of the business context and core skills including undertaking research; managing a project; communicating and working with others; problem solving; self-management and reflecting on your own performance.

You will also undertake an industry placement with an employer, focused on developing your practical and technical skills. These will last a minimum of 45 working days.

Where will it take me?

With further training this qualification could lead to many careers within Business and Administration.  T Levels (the equivalent of 3 A-Levels) will also allow progression into higher education.

What will I need?

You will need a GCSE at Grade 4 in English (Language or Literature), Maths and two other GCSEs or Level 2 Diploma in an appropriate subject (Merit).

T Level Science

Why choose this course?

This course will provide the opportunity to find out more about working within a scientific setting during the 45 day work placement. It will also provide taught time within the college to study a mixture of the sciences: biology, chemistry and physics alongside knowledge of good scientific practice within industry. The course also provides the opportunity to produce an individual project based upon your industrial placement.

What will I learn?

This T Level consists of a core component, an occupational specialism and an industry placement, which will give you valuable vocational insight and prepare you for the world of work. You will study a number of core and specialist modules to develop your knowledge, understanding and competence including: health and safety legislation, industry regulation, scientific methodology, scientific best practice and operating procedures, a wide range of experimental procedures, data handling and processing, biology (cellular biology, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, immunology and classification), chemistry (chemical properties, reactions, acids/bases, energy changes, chemical analysis and chemical equations) and physics (electricity, magnetism, waves, nuclear radiation, gases, materials science and thermal physics). You will also undertake an industry placement with an employer focused on developing your practical and technical skills. You will be guided and supported to develop skills and competence in a variety of real-life applications, including an employer set project.

Where will it take me?

This course is suitable for those interested in a career in science. Future career options could include working as a technical support scientist or as a technician in the science, medical, manufacturing or food industries. This T-level carries UCAS points so can also be used to allow progression to university or higher-level apprenticeships. With further training a wide range of careers are available.

What will I need?

You will need a GCSE at Grade 4 in English (Language or Literature), Maths and two other GCSEs or Level 2 Diploma in an appropriate subject (Merit).