T-level courses are backed by businesses. They’ve been designed with employers to develop the knowledge, attitude and practical skills young people need. One T-level is equivalent to three A-levels, so has the same UCAS points value (the system that calculates university offers). 80% of the course is delivered in a classroom setting. In addition to this, each course has a 45-day industry placement with an employer that makes up the remaining 20% of young people’s learning.

No, T-levels keep their options open and help young people progress into skilled employment – either directly into work on an apprenticeship, or via further study like higher technical qualifications or a university degree.

The T-level Transition Programme is a one-year course for after GCSEs that helps students get ready for their chosen T-level subject. More details on the Programme will be available from our website soon.

T-levels and apprenticeships are both based upon the same standards which are designed by employers. An apprenticeship includes some part-time study but apprentices spend most of their time in the workplace training in a paid job. A T-level is mostly school or college based, with the industry placement allowing students to put their skills and knowledge into practice in the real working world.

T-levels are designed to prepare young people for the world of work but their next step options remain open at the end of the course. Students aren’t guaranteed a job but they will be well prepared for the world of work or further study.

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