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T Levels

These are very new qualifications starting their life in 2020 but only at some colleges throughout the country. It’s a good idea to look up your local college and have a look on their website. Have a look on https://www.tlevels.gov.uk/students

There are 22 planned courses or categories that will have more teaching hours than most current technical programs and will include a compulsory work placement of 45 to 60 working days.

They are two year, level 3 study programmes and are asubstantial technical qualification:

  • practical skills and knowledge specific to their chosen industry and occupation
  • at least 45 days’ industry placement in their chosen industry or occupation
  • English, maths and digital skills.

T Levels will become one of three major options when a student reaches level 3, alongside apprenticeships for students who wish to study and train for a specific occupation ‘on the job’, and A levels for students who wish to continue academic education. They are intended to eventually replace BTECs and co.

T Level study programmes will include the following mandatory elements:

  • a ‘core’ set of underpinning knowledge, concepts and skills, tailored for their chosen industry and occupation: ‘core content’
  • specialist training covering occupational or industry – specific skills: ‘occupational specialist content’
  • an industry placement with an employer, which will last for 45 working days

If you would like to find out how many ucas points you can gain if you’re using T Levels to get into university; have a look on: https://www.ucas.com/further-education/post-16-qualifications/qualifications-you-can-take/t-levels

Where can you study T Levels?

This just a short summary of all the colleges local to West Dorset and it’s not intended to be an exhaustive list.