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T Levels make learners skilled professionals 

T Levels are a new vocational qualification, first introduced in the academic year 2020-21. They are a high-quality, work-focused alternative to A Levels for young people once they’ve finished 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. 

We’ve worked with sector experts and the government to develop T Levels in: 

  • Education and Childcare 
  • Health 
  • Science 
  • Healthcare Science. 

As a leading provider of educational services, 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. 

The number of T Level courses and the providers offering them will increase incrementally, year on year, until the academic year 2023-24, when they’ll be rolled out nationwide.  

T Level questions answered
Do T Levels have UCAS points? 

One T Level provides a maximum of 3 A Levels’ worth of UCAS points. 

How are they structured? 

Every T Level includes: 

  • An approved Technical Qualification (TQ) which demonstrates the learner’s gained subject-specific knowledge and skills 
  • 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 
  • Enrichment  
  • Tutorials. 
Which industries are T Levels available in? 
  • Agriculture, environment and animal care 
  • Business and administration 
  • Catering and hospitality 
  • Construction 
  • Creative and design 
  • Digital 
  • Education and childcare 
  • Engineering and manufacturing 
  • Hair and beauty 
  • Health and science 
  • Legal, finance and accounting. 
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