Support the Development of your Future Workforce

T Levels

T Levels are new vocational routeway courses aimed at 16–18-year-olds, following GCSEs and are an alternative to A Levels (broadly similar to 3 A Levels). These 2-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses to tailor the content to meet the needs of industry and prepares students for the world of work.

T Levels offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience. T-level students will be required to complete a meaningful work placement of 45-60 days in length over the two years of their course, covering a minimum of 315 hours. 

This placement varies from the typical work experience model in that it has been designed to be a long-term project conducted by a student which adds real value to the student and the employer alike. An example would be a student supporting to implement a new social media marketing strategy or new IT package into an employer.

T Levels provide both the knowledge and experience needed to open the door into skilled employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship.

T Level courses include the following compulsory elements

  • a technical qualification, which includes :-
    • core theory, concepts and skills for an industry area
    • specialist skills and knowledge for an occupation or career
  • an industry placement with an employer

Worcestershire LEP and its partners are looking to engage employers who can support a meaningful work placement element.

T Levels represent a great opportunity for employers to consider strategies to succession plan and fill future permanent roles within their organisation.

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