T Levels are new courses for 16-18 year olds which follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A levels. These 2-year courses, which launched in September 2020, have been developed working with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work, further training or study.
T Levels offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days).
T Levels include:
• Technical knowledge and practical skills specific to the student’s chosen industry or occupation.
• An industry placement of at least 45 days in their chosen industry or occupation. Watch this short Government video to hear why students find completing industry placements so beneficial.
• Relevant Maths, English and digital skills.
• Common workplace skills.
Students who achieve a T Level will get a nationally recognised certificate which employers will use as evidence in their recruitment.
T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom or workshop-based learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience.
What can I study?
T Levels are being introduced gradually around the country, and MidKent College is recruiting now for the Health and Science T Level qualifications starting in September 2021 in the following two routes:
• Science – Laboratory Technician
• Health - Supporting Healthcare
We're planning to offer more T Levels in future years, and will publish details to our website when other subjects are made available.
What can I do with a T Level qualification?
Once you have achieved your T Level, you will be able to choose between moving into:
- A skilled occupation
- Higher or degree level apprenticeships
- Higher level technical study, including studying at university.
You can find out more about T Levels in this useful summary from the Department for Education, or you can contact us.