T Levels Information for Schools
T Levels are a new level 3 technical qualification – equivalent to three A Levels – for school leavers (16-18 year olds) to study after completing their GCSEs.
T Levels will bring together classroom study with a significant work placement (industry placement) to give young people the skills and knowledge required to be ready to work in a wide range of sectors and industries.
T Levels are being introduced in phases. The first T Levels at City College Plymouth will start in September 2022 in the following subject areas:
- education and childcare
- engineering and manufacturing
- health and science.
An industry placement is an extended period of work experience (45 days) to give students the opportunity to develop their practical and technical skills in a role that relates to their course.
Apprenticeships are jobs with training, for young people who are ready to work. An apprentice spends 80% of their time in paid employment and 20% learning in the classroom.
T Levels are for young people who want to continue studying and gain work experience with a real employer on a worthwhile industry placement. T Level students complete employability training so they understand the demands and expectations of the workplace before the placement starts.