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.
The T Levels on offer at City College from September 2022:
- Building Services Engineering for Construction (Gas Engineering; Heating Engineering & Ventilation; Plumbing & Heating Engineering)
- Digital Production, Design & Development (Design & Development)
- Education & Childcare (Early Years Education & Childcare; Assisting Teaching)
- Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing & Control (Manufacturing Technologies)
- Health (Supporting Healthcare – Supporting the Adult Nursing Team)
- Healthcare Science (Assisting with Healthcare Science; Pharmacy Services)
- Maintenance, Installation & Repair for Engineering & Manufacturing (Mechanical; Electrical & Electronic Vehicles)
- Onsite Construction (Carpentry & Joinery; Painting & Decorating)
- Science (Laboratory Sciences; Food Sciences).
The T Levels on offer at City College from September 2023:
- Accounting (Assistant Accountant)
- Catering (Professional Catering)
- Craft & Design (Textiles & Fashion Maker)
Design, Surveying & Planning Route (Building Services Design; Surveying and Design for Construction and the Built Environment)
- Digital Business Services Route (Data Services)
- Digital Support Services Route (Digital Infrastructure; Digital Support; Network Cabling)
- Financial Services (Financial Compliance/Risk Analyst; Insurance Practitioner; Investment Banking and Asset and Wealth Management Analyst)
- Hairdressing, Barbering & Beauty Therapy (Barbering; Beauty Therapy; Hairdressing)
Legal Services (Business, Finance and Employment; Crime, Criminal Justice and Social Welfare)
- Management & Administration (Business Improvement; Business Support; Team Leadership/Management)
- Media, Broadcast & Production (Creative Media Technician; Content Creation & Production)
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.
Below are some helpful resources to support you in educating students and parents about T Levels.
T Levels Guide