T Levels are a new technical qualification, which became effective from September 2020.
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 occupation (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.
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.
Need to level up your English and Maths?
If you narrowly missed the required English and Maths grades, sign up for a one-year Pre-T Level.
This includes up to two GCSE resits and gets you set for your T Level.
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 get you there.
The tariff allocates points to each qualification grade so you can easily work out what you need for a particular course.
|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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