About T Levels
T Levels are a 2-year qualification that you can do as an alternative to A levels, other post-16 courses or an apprenticeship.
They bring classroom learning and an extended industry placement together on a course designed with businesses and employers.
A new choice
T Levels are ideal if you have finished your GCSEs and want the knowledge and experience to get straight into employment, an apprenticeship or higher education.
You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement with an employer to give you the skills and knowledge companies look for.
Equivalent to 3 A Levels
One T Level takes 2 years of full-time study and is equivalent to 3 A levels.
The first T Levels have started at selected colleges and schools in England, with more coming in the following years.
T Level Transition Programme
If you’re not quite ready for a T Level, the T Level Transition Programme is a 1-year post-GCSE course designed to prepare you for your chosen route. It will give you relevant knowledge, practical and study skills to excel in your subject. Talk to your local T Level provider to find out if this could be right for you.