T-levels began in 2020. There are eight different areas of technical focus, and this will expand over the next few years.
More about T-levels
- A two year course which includes a placement in industry providing both knowledge and skills
- Focuses on vocational skills and is equivalent to three A-levels
- T-level students spend 80% of their time in college, being taught by industry specialists, and 20% in industry
What can T-levels lead to?
Once students have completed their T-levels, they can choose whether to continue into higher education to complete a higher technical qualification (HTQ) or go into employment. The time that students spend in industry during their course will have prepared them for the reality of the world of work and form the basis of a technical career.
T-levels are currently available in the following areas:
- Agricultural, environmental and animal care
- Business and administration
- Engineering and manufacturing
- Education and early years
- Health and science
- Legal, finance and accounting
In September 2024, the following T-levels will be added:
- Animal care and management
- Craft and design
- Hairdressing, barbering and beauty therapy
- Media, broadcast and production