T Levels are new courses, which follow GCSEs and are equivalent to three A Levels. They’ve been co-created by the industry you want to be a part of, so you can gain the knowledge and skills you need to leap ahead of the crowd and into your desired career.
In 2023, we achieved a 100% pass rate for our T Level qualifications.
About the new T Level qualification
T Levels combine classroom theory, practical learning and minimum of 315 hours’ industry placement to make sure students have real experience of the workplace.
The 2-year T Level courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content will meet the needs of industry and thoroughly prepare students for work. They provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door to highly skilled employment, a higher apprenticeship or entry to university.
- Equivalent to 3 A Levels
- 80% Classroom
- 20% Industry Placement
- Gain UCAS points
What Employers Say - Drax
Meet Crawford and Harris, two T Level Engineering students who are carrying out their industry placement with Drax at its Power Plant in Selby.
Hear from Drax employees about how they are impacting their business and the benefits of taking on T Level students.
T Levels Case Studies
T Levels Questions Answered
T Levels are a new qualification designed to give you a head start towards the future you want.
They follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A Levels.
The 2-year qualification brings classroom and work placement together, on a course designed with employers and businesses.
September 2020 onwards, at selected colleges and schools. Courses at Wakefield College started in September 2021.
Two years of full-time study.
Construction, Digital Production, Digital Support Services, Engineering and Manufacturing, Health, Business and Education & Early Years.
In the coming years more subjects will be available. Find out more at gov.uk/dfe/t-levels.
An industry placement lasts around 45 days, undertaken as a block or as individual days. The specific length of the placement and when it will take place will differ depending on your T Level.
T Levels are ideal if you have completed your GCSEs and want to get the knowledge and experience needed to get a skilled job.
Yes, you can. T Levels get you work ready, but you can continue studying with a higher apprenticeship or degree.
T Levels are designed with businesses and employers, to make sure you have the skills and knowledge they are looking for in an employee.
Speak to the college / school you are interested in to find out more about their specific entry requirements.
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.