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Explore T Levels

A new qualification after GCSE that will take your future to the next level.

T Levels are a brand new qualification designed to give you a head start towards the future you want. They follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A Levels.

Your T Level will help you to step straight into your chosen career, an apprenticeship or a degree.

 


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The 2-year T Level qualification brings classroom and work placement together on a course designed with employers and businesses. You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement to give you the skills and knowledge employers are looking for.

The Study Programme

T Level courses will include the following compulsory element:
A technical qualification, which will include:

  • core theory, concepts and skills for an industry area
  • specialist skills and knowledge for an occupation or career
  • an industry placement with an employer
  • a minimum standard in maths and English if students have not already achieved them

Industry Placements

Every T Level will include an industry placement with an employer focused on developing the practical and technical skills required for the occupation. These will last a minimum of 315 hours (approximately 45 days) but can last longer. Employers can offer industry placements as a block, day release or a mix of these, and can discuss sharing part of the placement with another employer if necessary.

Providers will support employers offering industry placements. This will include assistance with the necessary paperwork, a careful planning process and support with designing the industry placement.

T Levels involves more classroom study than apprenticeships, but more industry experience than A Levels. Similarly, there are no tuition fees to study a T Level if you start before you are 19, so this is a fantastic opportunity to take your learning to the next level and prepare yourself for your future.

1 T Level is equivalent to 3 A Levels

A T Level is alternative qualification to A levels, apprenticeships and other 16 to 19 courses, focusing on vocational skills. It is equivalent to 3 A Levels, meaning that it will help you enter skilled employment, higher study or apprenticeships with a recognised qualification.

Your T Level will be worth UCAS points – a T Level Distinction* is worth the same as 3 A levels at A* and is recognised by universities and other education providers, meaning that you can progress to further study if you wish to.

80% academic learning, 20% industry placement

As a T Level student, you will spend 80% of the course in your classroom, developing the skills that an employer will need. The other 20% of the course will be spent in a meaningful industry placement, where you will be able to put the new skills you have learned to the test. This will allow you to experience your chosen career and find an area that you want to specialise in before you enter full-time employment.

Get Ahead in Your Career

T Levels give you the chance to learn what a real career is like whilst you study. You will take part in an in-depth industry placement that lasts 45 days, you will have a good grounding and experience in the area you want to progress in to. Alongside your qualification, this experience will set you apart from other candidates as it will show that you are serious about pursuing a career in your chosen industry.

Designed with employers to provide skills for the future

T Levels have been designed with leading businesses and employers to give you the knowledge and skills you need. Over 200 businesses have been involved in the design of the course, meaning that the skills that you learn are also skills that are considered as important for the future by high-profile businesses.

From September we will be offering six T Level Programmes at Canterbury College, there are:

Accounting T Level

The T Level in Accounting is a 2 year qualification which equips you with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to kick-start your future in finance.

In year one, you will study core units covering a range of topics such as careers in the accounting professions, financial accounting, analytics, regulation in the accounting sector and the impacting laws.

In year two, you will study an occupational specialism and will learn how to prepare financial statements, analyse business performance and prepare payroll.

Find out more here

Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction T Level

The T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction is a 2 year qualification which enables you to develop the knowledge, skills and experience needed to thrive in a range of construction jobs

In year one, you will study core units covering a range of topics such as sustainability, digital engineering, project management and building regulations.

In year two, you will study an occupational specialism.

.Find out more here

Digital Production, Design and Development T Level

The T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development is a 2 year qualification which equips you with the cutting-edge skills, knowledge and industry experience you need to start your journey in a range of creative tech jobs. Designed by industry leaders, the T Level combines hands-on learning, academic study and a 45-day work experience placement with a local employer.

In year one, you will study technical trends, software testing, the impact of digital technologies on business, understanding user needs and internet security.

In year two, you will study an occupational specialism to further your knowledge whilst develop skills needed to complete your project.

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Education & Childcare T Level

The Education and Childcare T Level is a 2 year qualification which combines academic study and industry placement.

In year one, students will study the core units such as the wider context of education, safeguarding and child development.

In year two of the course students will progress to study the occupational specialism; Early Years Educator which is where they will focus on working with children under the age of 7.

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Health T Level

The Health and Science T Level is a 2 year qualification which combines academic study and industry placement.

In year one, students will study the core units such as Safety & Environmental regulation and core science concepts.

In year two of the course they will progress to study the occupational specialism, supporting the adult nursing team.

Classroom based learning and hands on sessions in the new simulation suite will further develop their technical knowledge and vocational skills.

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Management and Administration (Business Support) T Level

The T Level in Management and Administration is a 2 year qualification which enables you to develop the knowledge, skills and experience needed to thrive in a career in Business.

In year one you will study different types of organisations, human resources, finance function, project management and core business behaviours.

In year two you will study Business support, covering running organisations, prioritising workloads, delivering improvements, stakeholder relationships and information management.

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