T Levels

A T Level is a nationally-recognised qualification for 16 to 19-year-olds that lasts for 2 years. Leading businesses and employers have helped designed T Levels to give you the knowledge and skills you need. They're equal to 3 A levels.

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You’re not going to get a better experience. You’re not going to get a better lead into working life, teams, people, just the energy that’s on site as well. It’s not 2 weeks where you get to make the tea and coffee and do a bit of filing, this is the proper insight to what it’s like to work on a construction site.

You can’t replicate an industry placement in a college environment. The students getting on with their work, the students being on site, the students getting instructions. And I consider they are part of a team.

I’ve learnt a lot from the quantity surveying team, the site management team, even the health and safety team, the design team. I’ve learnt from all of them because I’ve had a taste of all their roles.

I can definitely say I’m more confident in my skills and abilities. I know to myself that I’m improving but I want to keep on improving and keep on progressing.

They understand that you want to learn so they give you more tasks and more stuff to do as well. I have pretty much a role model in everyone who works at Galliford Try.

Seeing them grow and seeing them actually doing their job they’re doing the job that they want to do as an occupation. That just generally makes me really proud.

They’re a company which gives opportunities to young people especially with our society. What I mean by that is it’s difficult to come across jobs so I’m grateful for the opportunity they’ve given me here. They’re very kind. It’s a working environment which I feel that I want to be in.

What we’re getting out of it is our staff of the future, our site managers, our quantity surveyors of the future from this area and then they can expand. They can go where they like once they get into construction the doors are open.

They are 16 but that doesn’t mean that they can't be professional. Some 16 year olds do know what they want to do and I think they need to be given that opportunity.

Najeeb's story

“I’ve learnt a lot from the quantity surveying team, the site management team, even the health and safety team, the design team. I’ve learnt from all of them because I’ve had a taste of all their roles.”

What you'll do on a T Level course

You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a minimum 9-week placement with an employer. This means you’ll learn what a real career is like while you continue your studies.

Grades you need to take a T Level

Schools and colleges set their own entry requirements, so check their websites to find out what GCSE grades you need.

Subjects you can take

There are 10 subjects available now in England, including digital, science, construction and health.

More subjects are coming in September 2022 and in the next few years.

Eventually, there will be something for everyone, from agriculture to catering and accounting to engineering.

Choices after a T Level

Here are some of the careers that a T Level can lead to:

You can also use your T Level to do a related higher level apprenticeship, a degree course or to get a job.

Finding your nearest T Level

You can search for colleges and schools who are delivering T Levels on the national website.

Find a T Level


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