What are T Levels?
T levels are a set of new qualifications that start in September 2020. They can be taken post 16 and will be offered by a number of colleges initially before being rolled out across the country. T levels will be an alternative to A levels and they will offer a more work-focused course of study, courses which are more vocational and prepare students for employment within specific industries. Each T-level will be worth 3 A Levels and will be studied as a 2-year course. The courses will be designed with industry in mind and as a result, they will contain placements and more practical input to prepare students for a career in that specific industry.
Each t-level placement will last a minimum of 315 hours with some extending well beyond this where required. These T level qualifications will be the precursor to a high-level apprenticeship or lead students directly into a related job. The following t levels will be offered.