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T Levels Have Arrived

We are delighted to announce that Yeovil College has been selected to deliver the brand new T Level qualifications from September 2021. Along with only 64 other providers in the UK, we will deliver this new concept in learning and are excited to offer this fantastic learning opportunity to our community.

T Levels are a new qualification designed to give young people a head start towards the future career they want. T Levels follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A Levels. The two year qualification brings the classroom and work placement together, on a course designed with the support of employers and businesses. T Levels take two years of full time study, five days per week. Around 80% of your time will be in the classroom and 20% in the workplace, suiting those who feel ready to join the world of work.

With the introduction of T Levels, the government aims not only to create a more skilled and able workforce in the future but also to streamline technical education and prioritise skills that sit within 15 industry routes.

T Level routes available from September 2021
  • Digital
  • Education
  • Childcare
  • Health
  • Science.
Work Placement

Undertaking a substantial, mandatory work placement is a key driver of success of the new T Level programme. All students will complete a minimum of 315 hours (around 45 days) to help confirm their career pathway, contextualise new skills and knowledge, and develop attitudes and behaviours needed in the sector specific workplace. Many students have even met their future employers whilst on placement.

Are T Levels Right For Me?

T Levels are ideal if you have completed your GCSEs and want to get the knowledge and experience needed to secure a skilled job.

Each T Level route contains the following components:

  • A Technical Qualification. (The main, classroom-based element).
  • An Industry Placement running for a minimum of 315 hours. (45 days).
  • English, Maths & Digital provision for those who have not achieved a grade 4.
  • Any licence to practice for that specific occupation.
  • Enrichment and tutorial time.
T Level routes available from September 2022 and 2023
  • Construction
  • Business and Administration
  • Catering & Hospitality
  • Creative
  • Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Legal and Finance and Accounting.

The exact roll out date for each of these routes has not yet been confirmed by government but will all be by 2023.

 

Our T Level Offer

T Level Early Years Education

The T Level in Early Years Education will provide learners with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training or university level study in the Education and Childcare sector. This occupational specific qualification meets the Early Years Educator Criteria and has been recognised and approved by the Department for Education. Holders of this qualification can be counted in EYFS staff child ratios. Learners will experience both classroom-based and practical learning through industry placement. The Technical Qualification is the main classroom-based element of the course and consists of two components: The ‘Core’ provides students with the knowledge that underpins the industry including safeguarding, supporting education, special educational needs and reflective practice. A significant component of the occupational qualification is the industrial placement which will last for a minimum of 715 hours during the 2-year period.  

  

English and Maths: Minimum of a grade 4 in GCSE English and Maths.  

Entry Requirements: GCSE Grade 4-9 profile.  

Industry Placement: 715 hours across 2 years. 

 

T Level Transition Programme in Early Years Education

Learners not yet ready to undertake study at Level 3 will undertake a T Level Transition Programme in Early Years Education alongside English and/or Maths to enable progression to the T Level. The T Level Transition Programme in Early Years Education will provide learners with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress onto the Level 3 T Level in the Education and Childcare sector.  Learners will experience both classroom-based and practical learning through industry placement.  

  

English and Maths: English and/or maths will be studied alongside the T Level Transition Programme. 

Entry Requirements: GCSE grade 3 and below profile. 

Work Experience: Minimum of 35 hours. 

 

T Level Health (Specialising in Nursing or Midwifery or Paramedics)

The T Level in Health provides learners with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled higher-level technical training or university level study in the Health sector. The core knowledge and understanding will be assessed through an examination and core skills through a practical employer-set project. The occupational qualification will enable learners to specialise in nursing or midwifery. All learners will undertake a mandatory industry placement during the 2-year study programme that lasts for approximately 45 days.   

 

English and Maths: Minimum of a grade 4 in both GCSE English and Maths. 

Entry Requirements: GCSE Grade 4-9 profile.  

Industry Placement: 715 hours across 2 years. 

 

T Level Healthcare Science

The T Level in Healthcare Science provides learners with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training or study in the Health Science sector. The core knowledge and understanding will be assessed through an examination and core skills through a practical employer-set project. The occupational qualification will enable learners to specialise in Healthcare Science and progress to a higher technical qualification, university or an apprenticeship. There are a range of areas that you might work within, such as a pathology laboratory (e.g. processing samples of blood, cells or tissues), a cardiology department (e.g. taking readings of a patient’s heart), a respiratory department (e.g. measuring a patient’s breathing) or an audiology department (e.g. helping to identify and assess hearing and balance dysfunction). Some roles with have a specific job title such as a Phlebotomist (e.g. taking blood), a Cardiographer (e.g. monitoring the heart) or New-born Hearing Screener (e.g. assessing the hearing in new-born babies).   

 

English and Maths: Minimum of a grade 4 in both GCSE English and Maths. 

Entry Requirements: GCSE grade 4-9 profile.   

Industry Placement: 315 hours across 2 years. 

 

T Level Transition Programme in Health

Learners not yet ready to undertake study at Level 3 will undertake a T Level Transition Programme in Health alongside English and/or Maths to enable progression to the T Level. Learners wanting to progress onto the T Level in Health will be prepared with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to be successful at Level 3 

  

English and Maths: English and/or maths will be studied alongside the T Level Transition Programme. 

Entry Requirements: GCSE grade 3 and below profile.  

Work Experience: Minimum of 35 hours. 

 

T Level Science

The T Level in Science will provide learners with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training or study in the Science sector. The core knowledge and understanding will be assessed through an examination and core skills through a practical employer-set project. The core content will apply to a range of industries that employ Laboratory Scientists such as scientific and clinical practice, core science concepts, safety and environmental regulations in the science sector, managing information and data within science. Learners will progress to an apprenticeship, higher technical qualification, university or employment. Learners can expect to undertake a minimum of 45 days industry work placement.   

 

English and Maths: Minimum of a grade 4 in both GCSE English and maths or equivalent  

Entry Requirements: GCSE grade 4-9 profile. 

Industry Placement: 315 hours across 2 years. 

 

T Level Transition Programme in Science

Learners not yet ready to undertake study at Level 3 will undertake a T Level Transition Programme in Science alongside English and/or Maths to enable progression to the T Level. The core content will apply to a range of industries that employ Laboratory Scientists such as scientific and clinical practice, core science concepts, safety and environmental regulations in the science sector, managing information and data within science. 

  

English and Maths: English and/or Maths will be studied alongside the T Level Transition Programme. 

Entry Requirements: GCSE grade 3 and below profile.  

Work Experience: Minimum of 35 hours. 

 

T Level Computing (Digital Design, Production and Development

The T Level in Digital will provide learners with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training or study in the Digital sector. The core knowledge and understanding will be assessed through an examination and core skills through a practical employer-set project. Learners will follow one occupational pathway, either Digital Design, Production and Development, or Digital Support or Data Technician. Learners can expect to undertake a minimum of 45 days industry work placement.   

 

English and Maths: Minimum of a grade 4 in both GCSE English and Maths. 

Entry Requirements: GCSE grade 4-9 profile.  

Industry Placement: 315 hours across 2 years. 

 

T Level Transition Programme in computing (Digital Design, Production and Development

Learners not yet ready to undertake study at Level 3 will undertake a T Level Transition Programme in Digital alongside English and/or maths to enable progression to the T Level. The core content will apply to a range of industries that employ individuals within the range of Digital sectors. 

  

English and Maths: English and/or Maths will be studied alongside the T Level Transition Programme. 

Entry Requirements: GCSE grade 3 and below profile. 

Work Experience: Minimum of 35 hours. 

 

T Level Digital Business

The T Level in Digital Business will provide learners with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training or study in the Business sector. The core knowledge and understanding will be assessed through an examination and core skills through a practical employer-set project. Learners will undertake a minimum of 45 days industry work placement.  

English and Maths: Minimum of a grade 4 in both GCSE English and Maths.  

Entry Requirements: GCSE grade 4-9 profile.  

Industry Placement: 315 hours across 2 years. 

 

T Level Transition Programme in Digital Business

Learners not yet ready to undertake study at Level 3 will undertake a T Level Transition Programme in Business alongside English and/or maths to enable progression to the T Level. The core content will apply to a range of industries that employ individuals in the Digital Business sector. 

  

English and Maths: English and/or Maths will be studied alongside the T Level Transition Programme. 

Entry Requirements: GCSE grade 3 and below profile.  

Work Experience: Minimum of 35 hours. 

T Levels FAQs

They follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A Levels. They bring classroom and work placement together, on a course designed with employers and businesses.

September 2021, enrolling from September 2020.

Two years of full-time study.

Digital, Education, Childcare, Health and Science.

An industry placement lasts around 45 days (minimum of 315 hours).

Five GCSEs at grades 4-9 including Maths and English.

T Levels are ideal if you want to get the knowledge and experience needed to get a skilled job.

Yes. T Levels help you to become work ready, but you can also continue studying with a higher apprenticeship or a degree.

Yes. A T Level Distinction* is worth the same as 3 A Levels at A* and will be recognised by universities.

Yes. T Levels have been designed by a collaborative partnership of education institutions and employers, so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares you for work.