T Levels at Weymouth College
In Short – 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.