T-Levels The Next Level Qualification

What are T-Levels?

T-Levels are new courses aimed at students aged 16-19, which follow GCSEs and are the equivalent to 3 A-Levels.

Having launched in September 2020, these two-year courses have been developed in collaboration with leading employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.

T-Levels combine classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience, during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days). They give students the opportunity to learn what a real career is like while continuing with their studies.

T-Levels are based on the same standards as apprenticeships – designed by employers and approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education – to ensure that students develop the job-skills and knowledge required by employers following GCSEs.

The following compulsory elements are included:

  • a technical qualification, which includes:
    • 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.

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What are T-Levels?

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T-Levels at Solihull College & University Centre

We are currently offering T-Levels in:

Plus transition programmes to help students who want to study a T-Level but don’t yet meet the entry requirements.

As a result of studying on these courses, students can choose between moving into further study, such as university, or going straight into the industry.

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