T Levels

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

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I chose to do this T Level because it was a course that could offer me the most opportunities and experiences, to hopefully guide me into what I want to do when I'm older.

It's a really good qualification and you get a good all-round education in the subject you'll be working on.

So I chose this T Level because I liked the fact that they did work experience which not A Levels do and this will give you like a real insight into the world of work.

If someone's asked me if they should do the T Level, I'd say definitely, definitely go for it because the workplace is going to give you an extra boost when it comes to getting a job.

I would advise people to study T Levels because you're not just sat in a classroom. There will be times where you're outside so you get a mix.

For anyone who's considering T Levels I would say go for it.

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 several subjects available now in England, including digital, science, construction and health.

More subjects are coming in September 2023 and in the next few years.

Eventually, there will be something for everyone, from agriculture to catering and hairdressing to legal services.

After your T Level

A T Level is worth the same UCAS points as 3 A levels. You can use UCAS points to apply to university or another type of higher education.

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

Careers with a T Level

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

Finding your nearest T Level

Nearly 70 schools and colleges already offer T Levels. More than 400 colleges are expected to start offering them by September 2024.

You can search for colleges and schools currently offering T Levels to find out where your nearest one is and how you can get there.

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Special educational needs (SEND) advice

You can get education advice if you're disabled or have special educational needs. 

It may help you choose what you'd like to do next.

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