- What are T Levels?
- Which T Levels are available?
- Who will get the most from T Levels?
- What are the T Level entry requirements?
- What are the differences between T Levels and A Levels?
- UCAS Tariff for T Levels
- Find out more
What are T Levels?
T Levels are a new technical qualification, which became effective from September 2020.
Your T Level
- Takes two years and is equivalent to 3 A Levels
- Gives you the UCAS points for university
- Combines classroom and work-based learning
- Is designed with industry leaders to give you a career edge
T Levels are studied five days a week, with 80% of your time in the classroom and the other 20% on a relevant industry placement, getting real on-the-job experience.
What you'll get
- Core industry skills and knowledge
- Specialist skills and knowledge relevant to your chosen career
- A minimum 315-hour (45 day) industry placement with an employer
- Relevant maths, English and digital skills
You will be assessed by exams for the core skills and practical skills tests for the occupational (career) specialisms.
T Levels are career-focused, with a significant industry placement allowing you to develop the knowledge and skills you need to compete for the best university places, higher/degree apprenticeships and highly skilled careers.
T Levels are for young people who are academically strong and ambitious to get ahead in high-level technical occupations (next level skills for next level jobs). They provide the chance to learn what a real career is like while studying.
T Level subjects for September 2021
- Education and childcare
Additional T Levels from September 2022
- Management and Administration
- Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control
- Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing
- Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing
What are the T Level entry requirements?
You will need 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.
If you choose the Primary Teaching route of the Education and Childcare T Level, you'll also need a science-related subject.
What are the differences between T Levels and A Levels?
T Levels and A Levels have exactly the same entry requirements - and both lead straight to university.
If you already have a career goal in mind, a T Level will give you the experience and skills to help you get there.
UCAS Tariff for T Levels
The tariff allocates points to each qualification grade so you can easily work out what you need for a particular course.
The table below shows how T Levels equate to A Levels.
|UCAS Tariff points||T Level overall grade||A Level grades|
|96||Pass (C or above on the core)||CCC|
|72||Pass (D or E on the core)||DDD|
The table above is based on achieving the same grade for each A Level. However, UCAS tariff totals can be achieved through different A Level grade combinations based on the following A Level grade points: A*=56; A=48; B=40; C=32; D=24; E=16.
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