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.
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.