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

Health: Supporting the Therapies Team, T Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
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This 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, simulated scenarios, and industry placement...

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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>My name is Sam Matthews and I’m an Accounts manager at Brooking Ruse. My role consists of running my own client portfolio which includes a wide range of businesses, as well as assisting the directors with their more complex clients. I also line manage our accounting apprentices.<img alt="Sam smiling at camera outside" data-align="right" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="64556280-0558-4b5d-904d-b43fee6ab2c9" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Sam%20Smaller.jpg" /></p>

<p>I decided to become an accountant during my second year at university. I had visited Brooking Ruse on work experience whilst at school, which evolved into some paid seasonal work during the summer holidays – so it was a no-brainer when I was offered a graduate trainee role.</p>

<p>Accountancy involves a lot of maths, and this wasn’t something that I was initially interested in, or considered pursuing until I sat my GCSESs when I surprised myself with good grades! My interest in maths certainly developed over time after that.</p>

<p>Being an accountant is challenging but rewarding.</p>

<p>Becoming an accountant gives you access to a wide range of industry sectors and job roles. I knew that if I didn’t enjoy working in general practice then I could look to move into industry as a management accountant. I could also have chosen to specialise within a particular area such as audit, tax, or insolvency, etc.</p>

<p>Once you’ve done your bit it’s then time to communicate with the client. This can be a great opportunity to build professional relationships and meet people you’d have otherwise never met.</p>

<p>There are lots of great things about the job – I really enjoy meeting with clients to understand their goals and working with them to ensure they’re achieved. I’ve taken on a couple of clients recently who found themselves in a spot of bother – seeing the relief on their faces when the matters were resolved was a great feeling.</p>

<p>If you’re thinking of becoming an accountant, my advice is to go for it!</p>

<p>Accountancy qualifications are a passport to anywhere – every business needs someone financially-minded so there are infinite possibilities.</p>

<p>I also think there’s a myth that you need A Level or degree standard maths skills; you really don’t. What’s more important is being able to approach problems with logical and structured thinking…. our calculators do the sums for us!</p>

<p><a href="… like Sam you’d like to become an accountant, you can start your journey with our T Level in accountancy, click here to find out more.</a></p>


Brandon, a T Level leaner, smiling by some trees

<p>It’s our T Level Takeover Week! To kick things off, we thought we would take a look into the top 5 reasons why you should consider studying T Levels!</p>

<p>If you’re not sure what T Levels are, they are innovative courses designed to bridge the gap between academic and vocational education, and they will offer you a practical and industry-focused learning experience.</p>

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<p>Here are our top 5 reasons to study T Levels:</p>

<p><strong>1. They are a Direct Pathway to Employment</strong></p>

<p>One of the most significant advantages of pursuing T Levels is the direct pathway they offer to employment. T Levels are designed in collaboration with industry experts, ensuring that the skills and knowledge acquired during the course align with the demands of the job market. By studying a T Level, you gain valuable practical experience and expertise in a specific industry sector, making you highly employable upon completion. Employers often value T Level qualifications due to their practical nature, making them a great choice for individuals seeking immediate career opportunities.</p>

<p><strong>2. Extensive Industry Placement Opportunities</strong></p>

<p>T Levels provide students with invaluable opportunities to gain real-world work experience through industry placements. These placements, lasting for a minimum of 315 hours, allow you to apply the skills and knowledge you've learned in the classroom to a professional setting. These hands-on experiences enable you to develop a deeper understanding of the industry, establish valuable connections, and enhance your employability. Industry placements also help you make informed decisions about your future career path, allowing you to explore different roles and industries before committing to a specific job.</p>

<p>We work with some amazing local employers that offer T Level learners placements too, from Hydrock to Suez – they are a fantastic way of developing your skills and CV, ready for your career.</p>

<p><strong>3. Higher Education Progression</strong></p>

<p>While T Levels are a fantastic option for students seeking direct entry into the workforce, they also provide a pathway to higher education. T Level qualifications are recognised by universities, and many institutions offer specific progression routes for T Level students. By completing a T Level, you can accumulate UCAS points, making you eligible for higher education courses. Whether you choose to pursue a degree related to your T Level or explore other fields, T Levels serve as a solid foundation, equipping you with practical skills and knowledge that can greatly enhance your university studies – especially if you are looking at degree apprenticeships.</p>

<p><strong>4. Enhanced Career Prospects</strong></p>

<p>In today's competitive job market, having a qualification that sets you apart is crucial. T Levels offer a unique opportunity to gain industry-recognised skills and qualifications, setting you up for long-term career success. Employers value the practical skills developed through T Levels, as they demonstrate your ability to apply knowledge to real-world scenarios. With T Levels in your arsenal, you'll have a competitive edge over others in the job market, opening doors to a wide range of rewarding career opportunities.</p>

<p><strong>5. Personal and Professional Development</strong></p>

<p>Studying T Levels not only equips you with practical skills but also fosters personal and professional development. T Level courses are designed to nurture transferable skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and adaptability. These skills are highly sought after in today's dynamic work environments, and T Levels provide an excellent platform to develop and showcase them. Moreover, T Levels instill confidence, independence, and a strong work ethic, preparing you to thrive in your chosen career and face the challenges of the ever-evolving job market.</p>

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<p>T Levels offer a refreshing and effective alternative to traditional academic pathways, equipping students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the workplace. Whether you're eager to jumpstart your career, gain valuable work experience, or progress to higher education, T Levels provide a versatile and future-ready qualification.</p>

<p>By choosing to study T Levels, you open the doors to a world of opportunities, enhancing your employability and setting the stage for a fulfilling and prosperous professional journey.</p>

<p>Embrace the chance to build practical skills, gain industry recognition, and be prepared for the demands of the modern workforce with T Levels.</p>

<p><a href="… out more about our available T Levels, by clicking here.</a></p>

T Level Health learners in classroom

<p paraeid="{8e8ba9d8-2a05-436c-bfaf-6b937e36a7e8}{161}" paraid="1370323963">Are you looking for your next step in becoming a healthcare professional? We have some great news for you!&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{8e8ba9d8-2a05-436c-bfaf-6b937e36a7e8}{167}" paraid="657595657">At Weston College, we believe that a <a href="… Level in Health</a> is the perfect course to help you gain vital skills, develop professional AND academic knowledge and kickstart your career!&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{8e8ba9d8-2a05-436c-bfaf-6b937e36a7e8}{187}" paraid="1704333789">Delivered at our Health and Active Living Skills Centre (HALSC), Health T Level learners benefit from our top-of-the-range, industry-standard facilities. These include the Immersive Simulation Room – built to act as preparation for a real hospital environment.&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{8e8ba9d8-2a05-436c-bfaf-6b937e36a7e8}{247}" paraid="1980978603">Studying a T Level in Health means you'll get the best of both worlds: a top-notch technical qualification, plus real-world experience that will give you a competitive edge when it comes to career development.&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{369f95fc-7936-41f7-9799-17363026dfc4}{4}" paraid="274602459">T Levels are now considered the new gold standard in technical qualifications, a key part of training the next wave of healthcare workers. Our courses are designed in collaboration with leading industry professionals to provide you with the skills you need to succeed in a career in health.&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{369f95fc-7936-41f7-9799-17363026dfc4}{14}" paraid="1410951558">Students studying Health T Level are given the opportunity to work within the health industry, with many learners completing placements at hospitals and clinics like <a href="…;, <a href="">Weston</a&gt; and <a href="">Sirona</a&gt; across areas such as cardiology, orthopaedics and trauma.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{369f95fc-7936-41f7-9799-17363026dfc4}{59}" paraid="869390592">Within these highly sought-after placements, students are encouraged to learn about physical diagnosis and treatment with the support of experienced nurses, doctors and other health professionals. This way of studying pushes our learners to develop their technical knowledge by learning about medical equipment and clinical tasks, as well as about the patients themselves. Learners gain experience working with people from different backgrounds and become more familiar and confident in understanding a range of patient needs and how to approach them.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{369f95fc-7936-41f7-9799-17363026dfc4}{122}" paraid="173283725">With this in mind, we’re shining a spotlight on our amazing second year Health T Level learners by celebrating the shining success they’ve had throughout their recent industry placements at BRI, Weston and Sirona.&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{369f95fc-7936-41f7-9799-17363026dfc4}{186}" paraid="1660628850">Industry professional mentors have given our learners, Rubie, Bella, Maddie, Ellie, Chris and Maya, glowing reviews – stating they are “amazing and confident! They are able to speak to patients, support with observations, answer call bells and monitor food and fluid intakes. They have integrated into the team and have shown such enthusiasm to learn and ask questions.”&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{369f95fc-7936-41f7-9799-17363026dfc4}{216}" paraid="1608320285">We also caught up with learner, Christiana, who told us:&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{369f95fc-7936-41f7-9799-17363026dfc4}{228}" paraid="919155635">“My work placement was at Weston General Hospital&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{369f95fc-7936-41f7-9799-17363026dfc4}{236}" paraid="150570759">I absolutely loved it, having hands on experience in the hospital was so beneficial to my education and supported me in learning how to apply what I learnt in college to real life. The staff were all so welcoming and eager to show me the ropes.&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{369f95fc-7936-41f7-9799-17363026dfc4}{242}" paraid="1798443674">My favourite part of my placement was learning the tricks of the trade and using the different equipment in a clinical setting. I also enjoyed exploring different parts of the hospital such as radiology and the surgical department and talking to different members of the multidisciplinary team.”&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{28c0593d-5b5b-4452-9d39-7a376735ceba}{1}" paraid="920390966">Amazing stuff!&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{28c0593d-5b5b-4452-9d39-7a376735ceba}{7}" paraid="590886585">To find out more about why you should study a T Level in Health, <a href="… here</a>.&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{28c0593d-5b5b-4452-9d39-7a376735ceba}{13}" paraid="555944260">To discover more opportunities in T Levels, <a href="… here</a>.&nbsp;</p>

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