What are they?
- New two year Level 3 qualifications - equivalent to 3 x A levels
- Lead to a specific occupation and available in a whole range of different areas from Cyber Security to Wildlife Management.
- Designed by professional bodies, employers and universities so that they are relevant and up to date.
- Include at least 3 months work experience and opportunity to build transferable skills and knowledge related to the job area.
- Progress on to apprenticeships, jobs and university.
Who are they for?
They are for 16 - 19 year olds who want to focus on developing skills and knowledge of a What specific occupation or job sector.
What subjects can you study?
By 2025 T levels will be available in 25 different job sectors such as agriculture to catering, health science to finance. However, not all colleges are offering the same courses. To find out which T levels are being offered near you
What T levels are being offered by colleges for 2021?
Not all colleges are offering every T level subject - so check out your local colleges for more information.
The T levels that are currently available are:
- Education and Childcare
- Construction: design, surveying and planning
- Construction: on site - carpentry, plastering, painting and decorating, bricklaying
- Digital Production
- Digital Business Services
- Digital Support Services
- Health - Health Care
- Health Science
These T levels are being introduced in 2022:
- Legal, Finance and Accounting
- Business and Administration
- Engineering and Manufacturing
What T Levels will be available in the future?
There are approved T Levels in the following sectors:
- agriculture, land management and production
- animal care and management
- building services engineering
- craft and design
- cultural heritage and visitor attractions
- hair, beauty and aesthetics
- human resources
- maintenance, installation and repair
- management and administration
- manufacturing and process
- media, broadcast and production
What are the entry requirements?
You will need 5 GCSEs grade 4 - 9 including English and Maths or a level 2 vocational qualification and functional skills qualification at level 2 in English and maths.
Transition Course offered in colleges to get you ready for a T Level
If you are not quite ready to do a T Level, then colleges are offering a Level 2 'transition course'. The course content will vary at each college so do check but the courses will be aimed at giving you the skills and experience to be able to progress onto a T Level course.
How is the course assessed?
By a mixture of different methods from industry projects to exams and industry set tests.
How long will the T level take?
2 years - although you could be taken onto an apprenticeship during your course.
Options after the course?
You will have the experience to progress onto a higher or degree apprenticeship or to be able to progress on to Higher Education in the job area you have trained in.