T Levels are new courses coming to EN in September 2021

These new qualifications will follow on from GCSEs and will be equivalent to 3 A Levels.The  2-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.

T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days). They will provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door into skilled employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship.

From September 2021, students will be eligible to apply for T Levels in the following technical routes:

• Digital

• Health & Science

Within these technical routes are pathways that will lead to employment.

T Level courses will include the following compulsory elements:

•  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

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.

Students who pass all the elements of their T Level will get a nationally recognised certificate showing an overall grade of pass, merit or distinction. It will also set out the details of what students have achieved on the course.

The T Level certificate will include:

  • an overall pass, merit or distinction
  • a separate grade for the occupational specialism, shown as pass, merit or distinction
  • a separate grade for the core component, using A* to E
  • grades for Maths and English qualifications
  • details of the industry placement