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What are T Levels?
T Levels are a new two-year qualification for 16 to 19 year-olds that follows GCSEs.
Equivalent to A Levels, they have been created in collaboration with over 250 businesses and are designed to give young people a head start towards the future they want.
What does a T Level Include?
80% College: The majority of the T Level is based at College where students are taught by experienced subject experts in an interactive and hands-on learning environment. At College, they’ll gain in-depth knowledge into their chosen specialism, and will develop industry-relevant skills.
20% Work Placement: The T Level includes a nine-week work placement with a local employer. The placement gives students the opportunity to gain valuable industry experience, whilst further developing their skills and knowledge employers need.
What T Level Subjects are Available?
By 2023 onwards, the Government hopes to make 24 different T Level routes available nationally.
Here, at Folkestone College, we currently offer T Levels in Education and Childcare and Onsite Construction.
What are the Entry Requirements?
The entry requirements are a minimum of five GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 or equivalent, including English and mathematics.
How are T Levels Graded?
Students who successfully complete a T Level will be awarded an overall grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction, or Distinction*, and receive a nationally recognised certificate.
To achieve one of the above grades, students must complete their technical qualification (comprised of a ‘core’ component and one or more ‘occupational specialism’ components) and work placement, and meet the minimum requirements for English and mathematics (if they have not done so already).
Is a T Level Worth the Same Number of UCAS Tariff Points as an A Level?
One T Level is equivalent to three A Levels and is worth the same number of UCAS Tariff points overall.
For example, if a student achieves a Distinction* in their T Level, it is equivalent to achieving three A*s at A Level. The T Level and the three A Levels are both worth 168 UCAS Tariff points.
The table below shows how much each T Level grade is worth in UCAS Tariff points, and the equivalent A Level grades:
|UCAS Tariff points||
T Level Overall Grade
|A Level Grades|
(A* on the ‘core’ and distinction in the ‘occupational specialism’)
(C or above on the ‘core’)
(D or E on the ‘core’)
What Can You Do After T Levels?
After completing a T Level, students can enter:
- An Apprenticeship
- A Traineeship
- Other further study
Want to Know More?
To learn more about T Levels, visit our T Levels page or email our friendly team: firstname.lastname@example.org