T Levels

What are T Levels?

T Levels are designed for students who are moving on from their GCSE studies to develop skills in an industry sector that they want to pursue or for further study. There are specific entry requirements students must achieve to study a T Level. T Levels are for 16 - 18 year olds. Additionally, students up to 24 who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (ECHP) can also study T Levels. They’re different to the traditional route of A Levels as they focus on the skill acquisition required to move directly into industry. Courses consist of 80% of time in the classroom, 20% on a work placement in a relevant workplace. This differs from an apprenticeship where 80% of time is spent with an employer and 20% in the classroom and is more suited to those ready to enter the workplace at 16 while learning at the same time. 

Why T Levels?

T Levels have been developed in collaboration with employers, combining practical, theory and classroom learning. Courses focus on vocational skills and help students into skilled employment, higher study or apprenticeships.

What are T Level Foundation courses?

The T Level Foundation is a new type of 16 – 18 study programme, specifically designed to develop skills, experience, knowledge and behaviours to support progression on to a T Level. This course offers a high quality vocational and applied curriculum that is broad and engaging for all learners. Opportunities to link education and the world of work in engaging, relevant and practical ways. Furthermore, will provide students with a route through education that has a clear progression pathway to further study such as T Levels or an apprenticeship.

What T Levels are available?

We offer a range of T Levels, giving our students unparalleled choice and opportunities to engage with key employers:

Coming in 2025/26

  • Craft and Design - Textiles and Fashion Maker
  • Craft and Design - Ceramics
  • Media, Broadcast and Production - Content Creation and Production