What are T Levels?
Technical levels (T Levels) are a new qualification that will be equal to three A Levels.
Available to school leavers after they have completed their GCSEs, T Levels offer an alternative to A Levels or an apprenticeship.
The difference between a T and an A level is that with a T Level, 80% of the course is in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need. The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where you’ll put these skills into practice.
T Levels have been designed in collaboration with employers and businesses, so that you will learn everything you need to prepare for the workplace. They offer you more practical work experience and industry placement hours as part of your education than any other qualification currently available, except for apprenticeships.
In fact, as part of your T Level education, you will do more than 315 hours of industry placements over the course of your two-year programme.
And because they are the equivalent of three A Levels, T Levels also give you the option to move onto university or a higher apprenticeship once you’ve completed the programme.
The entry requirements for T Levels differ from course to course, but as they are equivalent to A Levels, bear in mind that good GCSE results are necessary.
T Levels Transition Programme
If you would like to start a T Level in 2023 and want to prepare for it, we will be offering the following transition programmes. These programmes are a Gateway to Level 3 will ensure you are all set and have a clear understanding of what’s involved, as well guaranteeing you an interview of your chosen T Level at the end of the year. Entry requirements are 5 GSCEs at grade 3 or above, including English and Math.
Available at City of Oxford College:
- Professional Catering
- Media Production and Technology
- Hair & Beauty