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T Levels

T Levels are a new qualification being introduced in colleges
80% Classroom, 20%
Equivalent to 3 A
T Levels are an alternative to
A levels, apprenticeships and
post courses. Equivalent to 3
A levels, a T level focuses on
vocational skills and can help
students into skilled
employment, higher study or
apprenticeships. Entry level
is 5 GCSEs at grades 4 and
above including Maths and
T Level students spend 80% of the
course in the classroom, learning
skills that employers need. The
other 20% is a meaningful
industry placement, where they
put these skills into action
A 45 day industry placement
Each T Level includes an in-depth
industry placement that lasts at least 45
days. Students get valuable experience
in the workplace; employers get early
sight of the new talent in their industry
* See Mrs Rooke to discuss these further*
What are T Levels?
This is a new qualification which you can apply for, although there are limited subjects currently available:
• Early Years Educator T Level (Broadstairs, Canterbury and Folkestone Colleges)
• Health T Level (Broadstairs, Canterbury and Folkestone Colleges)
• Digital Support T Level (Dover Technical College)
• Construction T Level (Folkestone College)
• Digital Production, Design and Development T Level (Folkestone College)
They have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of
industry and prepares students for work, further training or study.
What do you learn?
• a technical qualification, which includes:
• core theory, concepts and skills for an industry area
• specialist skills and knowledge for an occupation or career
• an industry placement with an employer
• See video on placements: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYOcO97FKqI&feature=emb_logo
How are they different to a college course?
• Employers have assisted in designing the courses therefore specific skills they require have been incorporated
• Placement is in one company for the full 45 hours
• T Levels are based on the same standards as apprenticeships. However, whereas apprenticeships are 80% in the
workplace and 20% in the classroom, T levels are the other way round and are appropriate for those not ready to fully
commit to a workplace for that amount of time at age 16