T Levels are new Level 3 qualifications that follow on from GCSEs. They are the equivalent to three A Levels and combine classroom theory, practical learning, and an industry placement. The placement involves working with an employer for a minimum of *315 hours over 45 days to ensure you really get to know the subject.

The two-year T Level courses listed below have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.

For dedicated students, T Levels provide excellent destinations for students, including full-time skilled employment, higher level apprenticeships and Higher Education degrees.

Available T Levels:

Early Years Educator

Suitable for anyone wanting a career in early years education or childcare. Students study a range of thought-provoking topics and develop knowledge about child development, safeguarding, special educational needs, as well as examining the specifics of social interaction, how language is acquired and understanding behaviour.

Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction

Specifically suitable for careers in surveying and design, civil engineering, building services design or hazardous materials surveying. Students learn about health and safety, construction methods, digital engineering techniques, sustainability, project management, business and commerce of construction, mathematical principles and risk management.

Onsite Construction (Carpentry and Joinery Specialism)

Specifically for careers in carpentry and joinery. Students develop a general understanding of construction, including: health and safety, sustainability, mathematical principles and digital techniques. Skills taught include: cuts, joints and fixture methods to assemble various timber-based products.

While they vary between subject areas, T Level qualifications are assessed by passing all units and include:

  • Core components
  • Written examinations
  • Completion of work placements
  • Employer set practical projects
  • An occupational specialism component

The T Level Qualification

These qualifications will be graded overall as Distinction*, Distinction, Merit, Pass, and there will be grades for each aspect of the course. The table below shows the UCAS value of each grade type.

UCAS Tariff PointsT Level Overall GradeA Level

Finding your work placement

The College will source work placements for all T Level students; we have long established relationships with local employers. We have specialised staff who will visit you in the workplace and check that you are competent in your practice and that your learning is going well.