T Levels are a brand new qualification designed to give you a head start towards the future you want. The 2-year T Level qualification brings classroom and work placement together on a course designed with employers and businesses.
They follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A Levels. You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement to give you the skills and knowledge employers are looking for. Your T Level will help you to step straight into your chosen career, an apprenticeship or a degree. Wherever your future is heading, take it to the next level. Starting from September 2021 we will be offering T Level qualifications in:
- T Level in Digital, Design & Development
- T Level in Education & Childcare
- T Level in Supporting Healthcare
- T Level in Laboratory Science
WHAT ARE T LEVELS?
T Levels are a new qualification designed to give you a head start towards the future you want. They follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A Levels. The 2-year qualification brings classroom and work placement together, on a course designed with employers and businesses.
WHEN DO T LEVELS BEGIN AND LONG DOES A T LEVEL TAKE?
T Levels will begin at Bucks College Group in 2021. They require two years of full-time study, or 3 years if studying a transition programme.
WHAT SUBJECTS CAN I STUDY?
Digital, Education & Childcare and Health & Science will be available from September 2021 at Bucks College Group. In the coming years more subjects will be available. Find out more at gov.uk
WILL T LEVELS BE AVAILABLE IN MY AREA?
To find out who is offering T Levels visit www.gov.uk/guidance/industry-placements. Bucks College Group will be amongst the first places to offer T Levels in 2021 in Digital, Education & Childcare and Health & Science.
WHEN CAN I APPLY?
Applications at Bucks College Group will open in November 2020. Please contact Admissions for more information.
HOW LONG IS THE INDUSTRY PLACEMENT?
An industry placement lasts around 45 days, undertaken as a block or as individual days. The specific length of the placement and when it will take place will differ depending on your T Level.
IS THIS THE RIGHT PATH FOR ME?
T Levels are ideal if you have completed your GCSEs and want to get the knowledge and experience needed to get a skilled job. Depending on your GCSE results you may want to consider a T Levels Transition Programme (See below)
CAN I GO TO UNIVERSITY AFTER A T LEVEL?
Yes, you can. T Levels get you work ready, but you can continue studying with a higher apprenticeship or degree.
WILL THEY BE RECOGNISED BY EMPLOYERS?
T Levels are designed with businesses and employers, to make sure you have the skills and knowledge they are looking for in an employee.
WHY WOULD I CHOOSE AN UNPAID T LEVEL OVER A PAID APPRENTICESHIP?
T Levels are ideal if you have completed your GCSEs and want to get the knowledge and experience needed to get a skilled job.
CAN I GO TO UNIVERSITY AFTER A T LEVEL?
T Levels give you the opportunity to experience an industry while you continue your studies, with the opportunity to specialise later. While gaining practical experience, you also achieve the qualifications needed to move into a higher level of study, if you choose to later. Apprenticeships are paid, work-based training for those who know what occupation they want to pursue.
WILL THERE BE ANY SUPPORT FOR TRANSPORT COSTS?
Bucks College Group has designated funding to support industry placements which can be used to support you with your travel costs. You can find out more by coming to our next open day.
T Levels Transition Programme
The T Level Transition Programme is a new type of 16 to 19 study programme, specifically designed to develop the skills, experience, knowledge and behaviours to support progression onto and success on a T Level. It is targeted at students who are not ready to start a T Level but have the potential to progress onto one following a tailored preparation programme
WHY CHOOSE THIS?
- It prepares you to progress and be successful on a T Level.
- It will build your knowledge and skills in English and Maths to achieve Level 2.
- You will complete work experience to equip you with the skills and confidence you need.
CORE CONTENT INCLUDES:
- Diagnostic and guidance period
- English and Maths
- Work experience and preparation
- Pastoral support and personal development
To apply for a Transition programme, simply fill in the application for the relevant subject T-Level. The Transition programme option can then be discussed at your interview.