T Levels are new 2-year, technical programmes designed with employers to give young people the skills that industry needs.
They will give students aged 16 to 18 a qualification relevant to the workplace with UCAS points equivalent to 3 A levels.
As part of the qualification, every student must complete a 315 hour industry placement, which may be split between 2 employers. If you are an employer looking to build a future talent pipeline, then this is a great opportunity to develop the skills of future employees.
- Employers will be able to claim £1000 for every T Level student they host on a high-quality industry placement, as part of a new incentive scheme from the government. Details here >
- The new incentives complement the government support already in place to help employers and FE providers deliver high-quality industry placements. Find out more about these updates here >
- For further information and support on providing industry placements, click here >
Introduction of T-Levels
In 2020 T-Levels will be available in Digital, Construction and Education & Childcare. Further T-Levels will be introduced in 2021 with all available from 2022.
Students who complete their T Level will receive an overall grade of pass, merit, distinction or distinction*. The T Level certificate will include an overall grade for the T Level, shown as pass, merit, distinction or distinction* , a separate grade for the core component, using A* to E and a separate grade for each occupational specialism, shown as pass, merit or distinction.
It will also include confirmation that the student has met the minimum requirements for maths and English qualifications, completed the industry placement and met any additional mandatory requirements
T Levels will provide several progression options to students. These include skilled employment, an apprenticeship and higher education. To help T Level students get into higher education, UCAS tariff points will be allocated to T Levels.
For more information on T Levels and how you can get involved as an employer, visit the T-Levels website here >