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Study for T-Levels

Study for T-Levels

T Levels are a new, 2-year qualification for 16 to 19 year olds. Designed with employers, each T Level is equivalent to 3 A levels and helps young people develop the knowledge, attitude and practical skills to thrive in the workplace.

At the heart of each course, a 45-day industry placement will give you early access to the brightest talent entering your market.

City College Plymouth - local provider


From September 2022, City College Plymouth will be offering this new qualification which aims to bring classroom and industry placement together, giving 16 to 18-year-olds the knowledge and skills employers need. 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 (Bricklaying; Carpentry & Joinery; Painting & Decorating; Plastering) Science (Laboratory Sciences; Food Sciences)




South Devon College - provider further afield


South Devon College will be offering T Levels in the following areas:

  • Assisting teaching
  • Carpentry and joinery
  • Digital design and development
  • Digital support
  • Digital infrastructure
  • Early years education and childcare
  • Electro-technical engineering
  • Laboratory sciences
  • Network cabling
  • Plumbing
  • Supporting healthcare




What are T-Levels?


What are T Levels? T Levels are brand new and exciting courses that are a progression from GCSEs and are equivalent to three A Levels. Each T Level takes two years to complete, with the support from employers that have been key in developing these qualifications. T Levels are designed to prepare you for the world of work, further training or study. If you are hoping to complete university-level study in the future, T Levels are sure to support you in your journey. UCAS points will be attached to T Levels, providing you achieve a pass in your chosen option. How will I be taught? T Levels will be a combination of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during a job placement. You will spend at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days) completing your placement. What qualifications will I get? When you have completed your T Level, you will be awarded with an overall grade of pass, merit, distinction or distinction*. You will also receive a nationally recognised certificate which will show your grade and a breakdown of what you have achieved.




What's the difference between a T-Level and an Apprenticeship?


T Levels give you the opportunity to experience an industry while you continue your studies, with the opportunity to specialise later. While gaining practical experience, you also achieve the qualifications needed to move into a higher level of study if you choose to later. Apprenticeships are paid, work-based training for those who know what occupation they want to pursue.




T-Levels for Plymouth


T Levels offer a new way to support the city’s valuable employers by providing them with talented, work-ready youngsters who have the potential to become future industry leaders. T Levels will raise the profile of technical education and shine a light on the highly valued skills needed in various industries that offer well-paid, lifelong careers. These industries include science, engineering manufacturing and digital technologies. These qualifications will go some way to mitigate the growing skills gap, and support the growth of these industries, in turn creating more well-paid and high-level jobs for Plymouth and the wider region. T Levels will also support the city in achieving some of its goals, particularly in relation to growing the above-mentioned industries, but also the city’s sustainability goals.