T Levels are new Level 3 technical qualifications that will be rolled out nationally from 2020. The two-year qualifications have been developed through collaboration with employers across 11 industry routes. They will sit alongside A levels and apprenticeships, and are intended to streamline and enhance the quality of technical education to meet the skills and productivity priorities of the UK economy.
By 2024, T Levels will be available in 25 qualification subjects and each qualification will be equivalent to three A levels with UCAS tariff points allocated to grades.
T Level Routes
Leeds City College will be running T Level qualifications in the following routes from 2021: Education and Childcare, Digital, and Health and Science.
Since 2018, the college has been working with Leeds City Region employers to deliver industry placements. To date, more than 200 employers have supported 228 students on placement. Due to the length of the industry placements, employers have been able to train students to be valuable additions to their work teams and for students, these opportunities have enhanced their CVs and employability status. Many students have been offered paid work and/or apprenticeships as a result of their placement.
Industry placements are part of the college’s work readiness strategy, giving students the real-life experience of meeting employers and meaningful work experience relevant to their vocational course and ambitions.