T Levels


T Levels have been designed with leading businesses and employers to give you the knowledge and skills you need. More than 200 businesses – including Fujitsu and Skanska – have been involved so you can be confident your T Level will move you to the next level.


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 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.

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Animal Care and Management, T Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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The Animal Care and Management T Level is a vocational qualification created to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in the animal care industry. The course involves a significant amount of theory and science. Our experienced tutors are dedicated to teaching you the necessary theory to complement your practical...

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Level 3

Business, Management and Leadership, T Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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This course provides a solid foundation for a successful career in business management and leadership, equipping you with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead teams, make informed business decisions, and drive organisational success. The T Level offers a practical and hands-on approach to various subjects including strategic planning, te...

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Level 3

Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning, T Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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T Levels are designed with leading businesses to deliver world-class technical qualifications. They are designed to give students the workplace skills they need to succeed and are supported by employers of all sizes. This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in construction, specifically in surveying and design, civil engineering, bu...

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Level 3

Digital: Production Design and Development, T Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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Digital Production Design and Development is an exciting and rapidly changing field that involves creating digital content. With technology advancing quickly, there is a growing demand for professionals who can design and develop engaging digital experiences. Whether it's making beautiful websites, creating virtual reality experiences, or deve...

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Level 3

Digital: Support Services, T Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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In an increasingly technological world, there is a growing demand for professionals who can provide technical support, fix software and hardware problems, and ensure smooth digital operations, whether assisting users with complex systems, managing computer networks, or ensuring cybersecurity. The Digital Support Services T Level provides you w...

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Level 3

Education: Assisting Teaching, T Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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The Assisting Teaching T Level is a comprehensive and industry-focused programme that equips aspiring early years educators with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to excel in the field. Designed in collaboration with employers to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving sector, this T Level provides a unique opportunity t...

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Level 3

Education: Early Years Educator, T Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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The Early Years Educator T Level is a comprehensive and industry-focused programme that equips aspiring early years educators with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to excel in the field. Designed in collaboration with employers to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving sector, this T Level provides a unique opportunity...

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Level 3

Engineering and Manufacturing, T Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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The Engineering T Level offers aspiring engineers a comprehensive and dynamic pathway to embark on a rewarding career in the field. Designed to bridge the gap between education and industry, this innovative programme combines theoretical knowledge with practical skills, ensuring you are well-prepared for the challenges of the engineering secto...

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Level 3

Health: Supporting Adult Nurse Team, T Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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The Health: Supporting Adult Nurse Team, T Level programme is an ideal choice if you are looking for a rewarding career in the healthcare sector. This dynamic programme combines theoretical knowledge with practical experience, providing you with a holistic understanding of the healthcare industry. Through a blend of classroom learning, simulat...

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Level 3

Legal Services, T Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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The Legal Services T Level provides a specialised educational pathway for individuals aspiring to build a successful career in the legal field. This comprehensive course covers a diverse range of topics, including criminal law, civil law, legal procedures, and legal research skills. Through practical application and real-world experiences, you...

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Yes you do, the table below shows how many points you will be awarded based on your final T-Level grade.

UCAS Tariff points T Level overall grade Equivalent in A Level
168 Distinction* A*A*A*
144 Distinction AAA
120 Merit BBB
96 Pass (C or above on the core) CCC
72 Pass (D or above on the core) DDD
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T Levels are new courses launching in September 2020 for 16-19 year olds who have completed their GCSEs. Equivalent to three A Levels, the two-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses, including Amazon, KPMG, Fujitsu, Skanska, NHS and GlaxoSmithKline, so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.

T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ training during an industry placement of at least 45 days (315 hours). They will provide the knowledge and experience needed to open doors into a skilled job, higher apprenticeship or university.

here will be 25 T Levels in total which are being phased in over the next four years. Students will be able to study a T Level in the following subjects:

• Accountancy
• Agriculture, land management and production
• Animal care and management
• Building services engineering
• Catering
• Craft and design
• Cultural heritage and visitor attractions
• Design, development and control
• Design, surveying and planning
• Digital business services
• Digital production, design and development
• Digital support and services
• Education
• Financial
• Air, beauty and aesthetics
• Health
• Healthcare science
• Human resources
• Legal
• Maintenance, installation and repair
• Management and administration
• Manufacturing and process
• Media, broadcast and production
• Onsite construction
• Science

The first three T Levels, Digital, Construction and Education & Childcare, will be offered at selected colleges, schools and further education providers across England in September 2020. This means that students in Year 11 are the first to be eligible to take a T Level.

We will be launching in September 2020 Digital: Digital Production, Design and Development T Level, as well as the Education and Childcare: Education T Level transition course.

T Levels will become another option for students looking to continue studies after GCSE alongside apprenticeships and A Levels. As part of our wider reforms we are also reviewing qualifications at Level 3 and below to help streamline qualifications available to students at post 16.

A T Level qualification is a two-year course, including the industry placement. This is a significant increase on most current technical education courses, ensuring that students gain as much experience as possible while undertaking the qualification and are well prepared for the workplace.

T Levels will be based on the same high standards as apprenticeships, designed by employers and approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

Apprenticeships are different in that they are typically 80% on-the-job training and 20% in the classroom learning, and are more suited to students who know what occupation they see themselves working in, want to earn a wage, learn at the same time and are ready to enter the workforce at age 16.

Students who successfully complete a T Level will receive an overall grade of pass, merit, distinction or distinction*, along with a nationally recognised certificate to show their overall grade and a breakdown of their results.

A T Level entails the following, which students must complete to achieve a grade:

• A technical qualification, which will cover:
o Core theory, concepts and skills for the student’s chosen industry area
o A specialist skills and knowledge for an occupation or career relevant to the student’s interest
• Direct, hands-on experience in an industry placement with an employer in a relevant field
• A minimum standard in maths and English (if students have not already achieved them)

Yes, to help students get into higher education, UCAS tariff points will be allocated to T Levels, in the same way they are with A Levels. This means they will be just as academically stretching and offer students the options of progressing to a job, higher technical training, a degree or an apprenticeship.

UCAS points will only be allocated to the overall T Level grade. Students must achieve at least an overall pass grade to receive UCAS points.

Each overall T Level grade equates to the following amount of UCAS tariff points:

168 UCAS Tariff Points - Distinction* T Level overall grade
144 UCAS Tariff Points - Distinction T Level overall grade
120 UCAS Tariff Points - Merit T Level overall grade
96 UCAS Tariff Points - Pass (C) T Level overall grade
72 UCAS Tariff Points - Pass (D or E) T Level overall grade

Government will have committed half a billion pounds to delivering T Levels once they are fully rolled out. This includes the recent announcement that the further education sector will receive an additional £400m. This includes funding earmarked specifically to support workforce development and to build capacity on industry placements.

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<p>Two <a href="… Level</a> students have recently had the exciting opportunity to complete their placement with Griffiths Farrans JV, as part of their commitment to support the next generation of talent in construction and civil engineering.</p><p>The work placement element of<a href="…; T Levels</a> (which equates to 20% of the duration of the course) gives learners the opportunity to put the theory they have learned in the classroom into practice and gain real-life experience in an industry related to their course.</p><p>Ned and Kimberly, who study Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning, have been working on an exciting public transport project at Bristol Airport since April, which has involved helping in delivering an enlarged public transport interchange with an enhanced internal road system.</p><p>The learners are also working on an additional multi-story car park which includes waiting rooms and rest facilities. These projects are part of Bristol Airport’s multi-million-pound transformational development plan which aims to allow 12 million passengers a year to use the Airport.</p><p>Kimberly says that the activities she usually carries out day-to-day at her work placement involve taking levels, marking out points for ground works, and creating surveys. The area that she has found the most interesting has been using modern technology to set out different aspects of the construction of the project such as a total station, magnet field controller and GPS to take levels and to set out on site.</p><p>When asked if Kimberly would encourage others to apply to T Levels, she said, “I would definitely recommend T Levels to other students. <a href="… Levels</a> give you a more practical insight of the career field you want to go into.”</p><p>“Going to placement has really helped me think about my future and has provided a clearer vision of what I may want to do for my future. I am confident that this is the career field I am meant to be in, and I really enjoy it.”</p><p>Click here to read more about T Levels available at Weston College: <a href="…;

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<p paraeid="{f7ad6e6b-d2de-4b2a-9c50-4914888f717d}{173}" paraid="358692308"><a href="… Levels</a> are the future of technical education, designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and practical workplace experience. These two-year courses offer students a unique opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and skills that are directly relevant to their chosen industry. At Weston College, there are 13 different T Level courses on offer, spanning from Education &amp; Early Years to Engineering &amp; Manufacturing, and Construction, plus many more.&nbsp;</p>

<p lang="EN-GB" paraeid="{d1e3f33c-a504-4213-a121-176adac6f69f}{198}" paraid="1021031470" xml:lang="EN-GB">Weston College are the largest provider of T Levels in the region, and on results day in August, an 100% pass rate was achieved by our learners.</p>

<p lang="EN-GB" paraeid="{d1e3f33c-a504-4213-a121-176adac6f69f}{136}" paraid="93378299" xml:lang="EN-GB">One of the standout features of T Levels is the industry placement, which plays a pivotal role in enhancing the learner's understanding of the real-world workplace. There are a huge number of benefits of industry placements, and the results show a positive impact on the employers and their business.&nbsp;</p>

<p lang="EN-GB" paraeid="{2e9d0184-6e3f-4593-9f87-30f169c41c13}{131}" paraid="98929983" xml:lang="EN-GB">T Levels are tailored to the specific needs of industries and provide students with a deep understanding of their chosen field. When businesses host T Level learners for industry placements, they contribute to the development of a more skilled and job-ready workforce. Employers can actively shape the future workforce by imparting industry-specific knowledge and skills to the next generation. Some of the fantastic employers we already work with include national employers such as the NHS, regional employers such as Wessex Water, and local SMEs. These employers have recognised the untapped talent that can be provided to the business, and were first in line to experience it.&nbsp;</p>

<p lang="EN-GB" paraeid="{528fb079-07ee-4d12-a521-e3540f283e6a}{194}" paraid="179438224" xml:lang="EN-GB">One example is one of the largest financial employers in the UK, who had five T Level students on placement last year. The students made such a positive impression that the employer has given four of those students a job offer to work for them when they finish their course. That’s proof that T Levels work. &nbsp;</p>

<p paraeid="{f7ad6e6b-d2de-4b2a-9c50-4914888f717d}{197}" paraid="1077270212">Recruiting and training new employees can be an expensive and time-consuming process. When businesses provide T Level learners with industry placements, they are effectively getting to know potential future employees. This hands-on experience allows employers to assess the learner's aptitude, work ethic, and compatibility with the company culture. This reduces the risk of making poor hiring decisions and can ultimately lead to cost savings in recruitment and training.&nbsp;</p>

<p paraeid="{f7ad6e6b-d2de-4b2a-9c50-4914888f717d}{209}" paraid="93311631">T Level learners bring fresh perspectives and innovative ideas to businesses. They often have a strong theoretical foundation and can apply their classroom knowledge to real-world situations. Employers benefit from the infusion of new ideas and approaches, which can lead to improved processes, products, or services.&nbsp;</p>

<p paraeid="{f7ad6e6b-d2de-4b2a-9c50-4914888f717d}{221}" paraid="889881968">Students on industry placements are highly motivated to learn and make a positive impression. Employers often find that T Level learners contribute to increased productivity by taking on tasks and projects with enthusiasm. Their energy and eagerness to learn can inspire and motivate existing employees, creating a positive work environment.&nbsp;</p>

<p paraeid="{f7ad6e6b-d2de-4b2a-9c50-4914888f717d}{233}" paraid="1623215501">Hosting T Level learners on industry placements is an excellent way to identify and nurture potential talent for the future. Businesses can establish a pipeline of skilled and knowledgeable workers who are already familiar with their operations and industry. This can lead to more seamless onboarding and faster integration of new employees when they transition from students to full-time workers.&nbsp;</p>

<p paraeid="{4a9d7ef4-b22c-4120-962c-4235d62f3f21}{14}" paraid="1889619579">T Levels offer substantial advantages to both businesses and learners. By providing industry placements to T Level learners, employers can help shape a skilled and job-ready workforce, reduce recruitment costs, introduce fresh perspectives and innovative ideas, enhance productivity, create a talent pipeline, contribute to corporate social responsibility, and align with government initiatives.&nbsp;</p>

<p paraeid="{4a9d7ef4-b22c-4120-962c-4235d62f3f21}{20}" paraid="1336733345">The positive impact of T Levels on businesses is a win-win scenario, benefiting both employers and the future workforce. Encouraging more employers to pledge to have T Level learners on placement with them is not just a sound business decision but also a valuable investment in the growth and prosperity of industries and communities.&nbsp;</p>

<p lang="EN-GB" paraeid="{bd22e4d6-9b52-48b1-b462-36374c5714aa}{5}" paraid="580682461" xml:lang="EN-GB">Throughout the month of November, we have set ourselves the challenge of receiving 150 T Level pledges from business owners and employers just like you. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to change the future of your business through an industry placement -<a href=";… here to find out more.</a>&nbsp;</p>

<p lang="EN-GB" paraeid="{05caa81c-c746-402a-993b-4c9ff4f6fd01}{85}" paraid="562521164" xml:lang="EN-GB">We look forward to working with you!&nbsp;</p>

<p lang="EN-GB" paraeid="{05caa81c-c746-402a-993b-4c9ff4f6fd01}{250}" paraid="334584571" xml:lang="EN-GB">Dave Crew, Head of Business Growth &amp; Employer Partnerships&nbsp;</p>

T Level learners visiting Ashcombe School Construction site

<p>Last week twelve first year T Level learners, studying Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction, went on a site visit to the Ashcombe Primary School Construction project, which is being built by John Perkins Construction Limited.</p>

<p>Before entering the site, learners were issued with all the correct Personal Protective Equipment and given a Health and Safety Site Induction by Richard Mann, the Site Manager for John Perkins Construction.</p>

<p>Once ready to enter the site, learners were then treated to a comprehensive site tour from Richard, which included visiting the new classrooms, reception area, school hall and other back-up facilities.</p>

<p>Throughout the tour Richard explained what materials were used and methods of construction. It was a fantastic interactive session, where learners asked multiple questions, allowing them to delve deeper into the techniques used, in more detail.</p>

<p>At the end of the tour, Richard kindly offered to host the T Level learners on site again in Spring next year, to see the progress on the build and experience the internal fit-out works of the project.</p>

<p>Daniel Comerford, Lecturer in Construction Professions at Weston College, said: “I would like to say a big thank you to everyone that made our recent possible – our learners found the site visit extremely beneficial.</p>

<p>“On the back of the visit, learners are writing up a technical report, which includes items such as health and safety, timber frames and foundation details.</p>

<p>“We look forward to working closely with John Perkins Construction Limited over the coming academic year.”</p>

<p>This employer project forms part of the subject <a href="">Careers Excellence Hub</a>; Weston College is committed to preparing learners for success in a rapidly evolving job market which is reflected in our offer via our bespoke Career Excellence Hubs, which form an integral part of all college programmes. In a world where professional networks and industry-specific skills are integral to landing employment, these hubs provide a unique solution to bridge the gap between education and industry demands.</p>

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