T Levels at B&FC

 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

  • Digital
  • Construction
  • Education and childcare
  • Health
  • Science

Additional T Levels from September 2022

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • 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 pointsT Level overall gradeA Level grades
96Pass (C or above on the core)CCC
72Pass (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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T Level courses