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What are T Levels? 

From September 2020 until final national rollout in 2023, the government is introducing a number of T Levels to provide young people with a technical alternative to A Levels once they’ve finished their GCSEs. 

  • They are designed and developed in close consultation with business and current practitioners  
  • They include a substantial ‘industry placement’ to help young people develop skills   
  • They provide a structured route to higher education and work.   
NCFE T Levels  

NCFE is spearheading the development of some of these early qualifications, and has worked with the government, leading employers and subject matter experts to create industry-recognised qualifications across three routes: 

  • Education and Childcare 
  • Health and Science 
  • Digital. 
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Do employers recognise T Levels?

T Level qualifications were created in consultation with employers to provide learners with the skills they’ll need to succeed in their chosen industry and career. As employers were involved in the development of T Levels, they recognise and value the qualification. 

Employers also value the employability skills that T Levels bring, as they include a longer, more meaningful work placement compared with other programmes. 

T Levels are just as valid as A Levels, providing employers with a qualified workforce that has come from a different educational route; T Levels being the high-quality technical alternative to academic exams which might suit some students – and employers – better. One T Level is the equivalent of three A Levels. 

What are the progression routes after T Level study?

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

  • Skilled employment 
  • Higher or degree-level apprenticeships 
  • Higher-level technical study, including university.
Who delivers T Levels? 

The T Level rollout began during the academic year 2020 to 2021. Three T Levels were introduced initially and only a limited number of providers were able to offer the qualifications. 

More T Levels will be introduced nationwide during the academic year 2021 to 2022, and then from 2022 to 2023. There are now over 150 providers (schools and FE colleges) who offer T Levels, but more will be added each year until the full nationwide rollout in the academic year 2023 to 2024.   

Find out which providers in your area will be delivering them. 

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An introduction to T Levels