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T Levels - the next level qualification

About T Levels

T Levels are a brand new, 2-year qualification that will give you a head start towards the future you want.

They bring classroom learning and an extended industry placement together on a course designed with businesses and employers.

A new choice

T Levels are ideal if you have finished your GCSEs and want the knowledge and experience to get straight into employment, an apprenticeship or higher education.

You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement with an employer to give you the knowledge and skills companies look for.

Launched in 2020

T Levels take 2 years of full time study and are equivalent to 3 A Levels.

The first 3 T Levels start in September 2020 at selected schools and colleges in England with more coming in the following years.

Our Hertfordshire colleges and providers support the introduction of T Levels, however are not within the early adopters to deliver the full qualifications. They are undertaking work to prepare for the work experience and industry placements though so get in touch with your local college to find out more.

WHy choose a T Level

T Levels are a new choice after your GCSEs. Check out the five great reasons for choosing a T Level – and get ready to move to the next level.

1. CREATED WITH BUSINESS

T Levels have been designed with leading businesses and employers to give you the knowledge and skills you need.

More than 200 businesses – including Fujitsu and Skanska – have been involved so you can be confident your T Level will move you to the next level.

2. GET AHEAD IN YOUR CAREER

T Levels give you the chance to learn what a real career is like while you continue your studies.

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

3. QUALIFICATIONS THAT COUNT

When you pass your T Level, you will get a nationally recognised certificate showing the overall grade you achieved - pass, merit, distinction or distinction*. It will also give details of what you learned on the course to help you move into skilled employment or a higher apprenticeship.

4. Awarded UCAS points

Your T Level will be worth UCAS points – a T Level Distinction is worth the same as 3 A Levels at A* – and will be recognised by universities and other education providers so you can choose to continue studying if you wish.

5. Learn your way

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

Like A Levels, there are no tuition fees to study a T Level if you start before you are 19. Schools and colleges set their own entry requirements, so check their website or contact them direct to find out more.

T Level Subjects

The first 3 T Levels start in September 2020 at selected schools and colleges in England.

More T Levels start in the following years until all 25 are available, covering everything from agriculture to catering and engineering to science.

Launched in September 2020

Launched in September 2021

Launching in September 2022

  • Accountancy
  • Design, development and control
  • Financial
  • Human resources
  • Maintenance, installation and repair
  • Management and administration
  • Manufacturing and process

Launching in September 2023

  • Agriculture, land management and production
  • Animal care and management
  • Catering
  • Craft and design
  • Cultural heritage and visitor attractions
  • Hair, beauty and aesthetics
  • Legal
  • Media, broadcast and production

 

 

Department for Education and SDN - webinars and workshops: hosting industry placements in different roles and industries

The Department for Education and SDN are hosting a series of webinars looking at T Level industry placements in different roles applicable in a wide number of industries.

Each session will give you chance to hear from employers who are already hosting placements in these roles, how T Level students might contribute to the development of your workforce and the support available to you as an employer.

Webinars:

  • Introduction to industry placements - supporting your workforce development
    (17 February & 10 March)
  • Offering industry placements to students with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) (26 January)

Webinars – specific roles

  • How might industry placements work for Digital roles within your organisation?
    (10 February)
  • How might industry placements work for Science roles within your organisation? (22 February)
  • How might industry placements work for Construction role within your organisation?
    (24 February)
  • How might industry placements work for Education roles within your organisation? (15 March)
  • How might industry placements work for Childcare roles within your organisation?
    (24 March)

Online planning workshops

Practical 2-hour sessions to help you plan for placements and explore how these might be hosted in practice.

  • Industry placements – how can they contribute to your workforce development, and what are the practical steps you need to take? (26 January & 29 March)
  • Industry placements (digital roles) – how can they contribute to your workforce development, and what are the practical steps you need to take? (2 March)


These sessions are free of charge. You can find out more and register here.

(Visit the industry placement website for more guidance, tools and support.)

Any questions about the session? Email [email protected]

 

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