Creating the next generation of skilled workers
T Levels mark a revolution in technical education.
They are a high-quality, work-focussed equivalent to A levels for young people once they’ve completed their GCSEs. These new two-year courses are designed with education and industry professionals, including HE representatives, to intimately reflect the needs of the sectors and occupations they’re designed to serve.
T Levels feature an employer set project and a substantial work placement of a minimum of 45 working days. They are designed to equip young people with the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to progress into work or higher-level study.
NCFE is a leading provider of educational services and we have been working closely with Government to develop the technical qualifications for T Levels in: education and childcare; digital; health, science, and healthcare science.
In September this year, providers began teaching students on the first of these T Levels. We are working with Higher Education Institutions like yours to provide information about the T Level programme to ensure they are understood, embraced and recognised.
Your T Level questions answered
Do T Levels carry UCAS points?
Yes, T Levels are included in the UCAS tariff, providing learners have achieved at least an overall pass grade. You can find out more about this on the UCAS website.
How are they structured?
T Levels consist of several components:
- An approved Technical Qualification (TQ) that provides technical knowledge and practical skills specific to a learner's chosen industry or occupation.
- ‘On-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days).
- Functional skills in maths, English and digital at a minimum of Level 2, or GCSEs in English and maths.
- Transferrable workplace skills.
- Enrichment and tutorials
What industry areas are they available in?
- Agriculture, environment and animal care
- Business and administration
- Catering and hospitality
- Creative and design
- Education and childcare
- Engineering and manufacturing
- Hair and beauty
- Health and science
- Legal, finance and accounting