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T Levels

What are T Levels?

T Levels are a new high quality technical based two-year qualification that provide a programme of study developed by employers and businesses in England.

T Levels focus on vocational skills and are designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills wanted by businesses, so that they can then go on to skilled work, higher education, or apprenticeships. They are available to learners who have recently completed their GCSEs and will be available from September 2022.

T Levels are equivalent to 3 A Levels and are an alternative form of study aimed at 16-19 year olds. They can lead onto a job, an apprenticeship or a degree.

What does a T Level give me? 

During your study T Level student learners will complete:

  • A technical qualification including core theory and industry skills that will prepare you for work
  • An on-the-job industry placement with an employer for at least 315 hours
  • Students will spend 80% of their time in the classroom and 20% placed at employers learning the skills that employers are looking for.

What is the Engineering and Manufacturing T Level route?

There are three options for learners wishing to study Engineering and Manufacturing, each split into different pathways. These are:

  • Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control
  • Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing

Where can I look for the latest news on T Levels?

This page contains links to a range of T Level resources to support the delivery of this new technical based qualification.

Best teacher and career adviser resources for T Level in Engineering

Resources to support you in teaching the common core content within all three Engineering T Level pathways: Design and Development, Manufacturing, Process and Control and Maintenance, Installation and Repair. Resources are shown for each topic and sub-topic.