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T Levels

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T Levels are a high-quality, work-focused alternative to A Levels for those aged 16 – 18. These two-year courses are designed with employers to intimately reflect the needs of the sectors and occupations they’re designed to serve.

After completing their two-year T Level, students will have the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviours to successfully progress into work or higher-level study.

Innovative qualifications  

We use deep insight into what employers need to design qualifications for a future highly skilled, adaptive workforce. Our T Levels come under three main subject areas:   

Key points you need to know about T Levels: 
  • Courses last two years
  • 1 T Level is equivalent to three A Levels 
  • Created in collaboration with employers
  • Include a substantial industry placement
  • Attract UCAS points
  • Support progression into skilled work and higher or degree level apprenticeships, higher level technical study, including university.
Creating the next generation of skilled workers
T level updates

Read our T Level Provider updates which contain important actions and reminders, resources to support your delivery and subject specific updates.

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Our T Levels
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Education and Early Years T Levels

We worked with over 45 sector bodies, employers, practitioners and training providers to develop the technical qualification that underpins the Education and Early Years T Level.

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Health And Social Care
Health and Science T Levels

NCFE spearheaded the development of the technical qualifications that sit at the centre of the Health, Healthcare Science, and Science T Levels.

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Digital T Levels

Our subject specialists embedded our industry collaborators’ insights, needs, and demands into future-focused qualifications that fill skills gaps and meet the needs of the digital sector.

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Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty Therapy T Levels

Available for first delivery in September 2024, NCFE is developing this T Level in collaboration with our specialist partner VTCT, the market-leading sector specialist awarding organisation.

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