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What are T Levels?

T Levels are courses for 16 to 18 year olds that are studied at the same level as doing A Levels. They are for young people who prefer a more technical education when they come to College, rather than following a purely academic pathway, or a work-based apprenticeship.

T Levels provide a mixture of:

  • Technical knowledge and practical skills specific to the student’s chosen industry or occupation
  • An industry placement of at least 45 days in their chosen industry or occupation. Watch this short government video to hear why students find completing industry placements so beneficial
  • Relevant Maths, English and digital skills
  • Common workplace skills

Students who achieve a T Level will get a nationally recognised certificate which employers will use as evidence in their recruitment.

T Levels consist of around 80% of time spent in the classroom with the remaining 20% spent being on a valuable work placement in a relevant workplace, providing ‘on-the-job’ experience.

Weymouth College can offer state of the art facilities to T Level students, including our new Tyneham Building for Health, Education & Early Years students, including a mock hospital ward and children’s nursery. Find out more here.

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