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Creating the next generation of skilled workers

What are T Levels?

Starting this September, Government is introducing new T levels to provide young people with a technical alternative to A levels once they’ve finished their GCSEs.  

NCFE T Levels

NCFE is spearheading these exciting reforms and working with Government and leading employers to develop qualification across 3 industry routes.

  • Education and childcare
  • Health and science
  • Digital

Who is NCFE?

NCFE is a leading provider of educational services. As a not for profit organisation we have a strong heritage in learning and have been at the forefront of technical and vocational education for over 170 years.


Your T Level questions answered

Are T Levels recognised by employers?

T Level qualifications have been created with employers who know what they’re looking for, which means they’re recognised by them and valued. They will increase your skills and employability, and include a longer, more meaningful work placement compared to other programmes.

T Levels are just as valid as A levels, they’re the high quality technical alternative to academic exams and might suit some students’ learning styles better.

Where to after T Levels?

T Levels can open up a wide range of progression opportunities for students to consider.

  • A skilled occupation
  • Higher or degree level apprenticeships
  • Higher level technical study, including university.

When will they be delivered?

T Levels will be introduced over 3 years, starting from the 2020-21 academic year. All pathways from all routes will be available by 2023.

Here are five things you need to know about T levels:

  1. They’ll provide a new, work-focused alternative to A levels for young people  
  2. They’re being developed in close consultation with business and current practitioners 
  3. They’ll include a substantial ‘industry placement’ to help young people develop skills  
  4. They’ll provide a structured route to higher education and work  
  5. They’re being phased in from this September 

About T Levels

Find out more about T Levels, including which providers in your area will be delivering them.

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