T Levels

What are T-levels? 

T-levels are a new type of technical qualification, designed for after your GCSE's. T Levels have been designed in partnership with businesses and employers to you the knowledge and skills you need to move into the career you want. It is a 2 year course, which gives you the chance to learn what a real career is like while you continue your studies. 

You will undertake an industry placement which will last for at least 45 days – when and how you complete it depends on the T Level, college and employer. 

T Levels involve more classroom study than apprenticeships, which means you can experience an industry while you continue your studies.

What employers say...

Hear what employers large and small have to say about industry placements and the benefits for their organisation by clicking on the video link below. 

   T Level industry placements – What employers say

How are T-levels different to apprenticeships?

  Qualification

  Time Split

T-levels

80% classroom learning; 20% industry placement

Apprenticeships

80% on-the-job; 20% classroom learning

What students say...

Hear what students have to say about industry placements and why they would recommend them to others by clicking on the video link below. 

  T Level industry placements – What students say

How do T-level grades work?

T-level grades will be given as pass, merit, distinction or distinction*.

  On completing a T-level, you'll be awarded a nationally recognised certificate with a breakdown of your achievements, which will also confirm that you've met the necessary Maths and English requirements and completed an industry placement.

 

Check out the guide below for how UCAS tariff points will work for T-levels: 

UCAS Tariff Points

T-Level Overall Grade

A-Level

168

Distinction*

AAA*

144

Distinction

AAA

120

Merit

BBB

96

Pass (C or above on the “core”)

CCC

72

Pass (D or E on the “core”)

DDD


T Level industry placements - Business & Administration 

Luke valued the opportunity to put his business and marketing skills into practice during his industry placement with YMCA Open Door in Sandwell, West Midlands. His placement allowed the YMCA to help more people and Luke also developed his softer skills in communication and teamwork. Click the video link below to find out more.

 T Level industry placements - business & administration, YMCA

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T Level industry placements - Manufacturing

Devon and Joe enjoyed the opportunity to put their classroom skills into practice during their industry placements with Suffolk firm Warren Services. The students recognised the advantages of having real experience on their CVs and at interview while Warren Services sees the placements as a great way of engaging with young talent to attract them into their business. To find out more please click on the video link below. 

    T Level industry placements - manufacturing, Warren Services 

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T Level industry placements - Animal Care

Lauren loved her industry placement at Somerset Reindeer Ranch where she was able to put her college skills into practice. During her placement, Lauren grew in confidence, found a role model in Sarah and realised that animal care is the career for her. The ranch also benefitted from having extra help preparing for their busy Christmas period. For more information please click on the video link below. 

   T Level industry placements - animal care, Somerset Reindeer Ranch 

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T Level industry placements - Catering & Maintenance

Mihail and Alex learnt a huge amount during their industry placements with Marriot Hotels working at Grosvenor House in London. They were able to learn from experts and put their college skills into practice. The hotel sees placements as a great way to spot and train with a view to recruiting them into higher apprenticeships or jobs. To find out more click on the video link below.

     T Level industry placements - catering & maintenance, Marriott Hotels 

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T Level industry placements - Hair & Beauty

Brooke and Maisy loved their industry placements at Daniel Galvin, a top London salon. They developed their skills, grew in confidence and demonstrated their passion for the industry. As a result of their placements both were offered full time positions at the salon after their course. Find out more by clicking on the video link below. 

  T Level industry placements - hair & beauty, Daniel Galvin 

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T Level industry placements - Legal

Lauren’s industry placement in the legal secretarial team at CMS, a leading international law firm in London, helped her gain valuable practical experience and understand the importance of teamwork. CMS sees a real benefit in helping students gain the right experience to help them decide whether this is the career for them. Find out more by clicking on the video below.

  T Level industry placements - legal, CMS 

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T Level industry placements - Media

Phoebe wrote, recorded and edited her own pieces during her industry placement with BBC Voices in Norwich. She gained the skills and confidence to be live on air and was thinking about going into radio for a career. BBC Voices benefitted from her exciting and innovative ideas and saw her as a talented reporter. Find out more by clicking on the video link below.

  T Level industry placements - media, BBC Voices 

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T Level industry placements - Construction

Najeeb and Raihan gained invaluable experience, real skills and role models during their industry placements with construction firm Galliford Try Partnerships in London.

The business sees industry placements as a great way to recruit skilled young people from the local community.

Find out more by clicking on the video link below. 

  T Level industry placements - construction, Galliford Try Partnerships 

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T Level industry placements - Digital

Stan’s industry placement at Norfolk County Council allowed him to apply his college learnt digital skills in the workplace.

He enjoyed working on real projects and being treated as an employee not just a student. The County Council is passionate about engaging with young people, harnessing their ideas and enthusiasm and playing their part in reducing the local skills gap.

Find out more by clicking on the video link below.

  T Level industry placements - digital, Norfolk County Council 

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T Level industry placements - Education

Hannah loved her industry placement at Ganton School in Hull where she has been supporting a class one day a week for a school year.

She has built relationships with the children and developed her skills and confidence. The teacher has benefitted from the support and care that Hannah has shown to her and the children.

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  T Level industry placements - education, Ganton School 

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T Level industry placements - Science

Ola’s industry placement as a laboratory technician at the University of Salford gave her a chance to use the skills she learnt at college and helped her decide to study biomedical science at that university.

Her employer sees placements as a valuable way to inspire talented students into the industry to help meet the local skills gap.

Find out more by clicking on the video link below.

  T Level industry placements - science, University of Salford 

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Like what you see from the videos, why not visit https://www.tlevels.gov.uk/ to learn more. Or check out the full time courses section of >log on | move on> to find the T Levels available in our area.

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