What are they?

T Levels are new 2-year courses which are taken after GCSEs and are broadly equivalent in size to 3 A Levels. Launched in September 2020, these courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and education providers so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for entry into skilled employment, an apprenticeship or related technical study through further 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.

Your industry placement gives you the chance to learn what a real career is like while you continue your studies. When and how you complete it depends on the T Level, school or college, and employer.

The Next Level Qualification

T-Levels at Tameside College and Clarendon Sixth Form

For information about a specific T-Level offered at Tameside College and Clarendon Sixth Form, click on the respective button.


Pathway: Supporting therapy teams

Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction

Pathway: Surveying and design for construction and the built environment


Pathway: Light And Electrical Vehicles

Craft and Design

Pathway: Textiles And Fashion Maker

Education and Childcare

Pathway: Assisting Teaching; Early Years’ Educator

Digital, Production, Design and Development

Pathway: Design And Development


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.

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.

How long does a T Level take?

Two years of full-time study.

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.

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.

More Information

For more information go to the government website: https://www.tlevels.gov.uk/