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T Levels offer a practical, employer-led study programme.

learn the skills you need

T Levels are a gold standard in vocational education training. They are a Level 3, two-year qualification that combines classroom theory, practical learning and a minimum 315-hour industry placement with an employer to help you develop your industry-specific skills.


T Levels suit learners, aged 16-19, who want a more applied, employer-led study programme and are an ideal course if you have finished your GCSEs and want the knowledge and experience to go into employment, an apprenticeship or university.


A T Level Distinction* is equivalent to three A Levels at A* - and will be recognised by universities for anyone wanting to further their studies.


Industry Placements

When you study a T Level, you’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom or in practical workshops and 20% of your time on an industry placement.


Your industry placement will take place within a local business and will last a minimum of 315 hours (approximately 45 days). It can be undertaken as a block of time (over college holidays for example), or as individual days.


When you undertake your work placement, you can expect to be treated like a member of staff, experience a full induction and will be assigned a supervisor or mentor for the duration of your placement. It’s a great opportunity to learn what a career is like while you study.


Read more about T Levels in this letter from Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP, Secretary of State for Education.

Why study T Levels?

Take two years to complete

Equivalent to 3 A Levels

Develop industry-specific skills

Combine classroom and practical learning

Undertake industry placement

Progress to university or into your chosen career