T-Levels

Gain the knowledge and experience you need to go straight into employment, an apprenticeship, or higher education, with a T Level.

A T Level is a brand new technical study qualification that offers an alternative to A-levels, other post-16 courses or an apprenticeship. They give students the opportunity to complete a 45-day industry placement to help learn what a real career is like. More than 200 businesses – including Fujitsu and Skanska – have been involved in designing the new courses.

Over the next three years, there will be 24 T Level subjects available to study, including construction, digital, education, agriculture, catering, engineering, finance and more.

A nationally-recognised qualification and backed by business, a T Level is worth the same number of UCAS points as 3 A-levels. A T Level takes two years to complete and is assessed using a combination of exams, projects and practical assignments. Individual schools and colleges set their own entry requirements.

Students that choose to study a T Level will be able to go on to further study at university or college, take on an apprenticeship, or enter the world of work. Students that enter the workplace may be supported by their employer to continue their studies too.

The first T Level courses begin in September 2020.

Find out more

For more information about T Levels, visit your school or local college’s website, or visit www.tlevels.gov.uk