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T Levels: What do I need to know?

Published on 25/04/2024 by ECOOK


Deciding what to do after leaving school isn't simple, especially when you're not sure what each option leads to. 

If A Levels and traditional courses don't seem like the right fit for you, why not consider a blend of academic and hands-on learning with the exciting T Level courses offered at Blackpool and The Fylde College?

What are T Levels?

T Levels are an innovative alternative to A Levels that equip you with equivalent qualifications (3 A Levels) and are recognised by universities and employers across the country. 

These two-year courses mix 80% classroom study with 20% on-the-job training, providing you with a solid foundation of knowledge and the practical skills to match. At the end of it all, you'll earn a nationally recognised certificate detailing your achievements and grade from pass to distinction*.

Why Choose T Levels at Blackpool and The Fylde College?

We've tailored our T Levels in collaboration with leading industry professionals to ensure what you learn isn't just up to date but also meets high industry standards. Whether you’re interested in Digital, Construction, Education, Health, or more, we offer a variety of pathways to suit your career ambitions.

Check out the T Level courses we offer here.

Our campus isn’t just a place to study; it’s a hub of industry-standard facilities set up to mimic real-world environments. From our Health and Care ward to our dedicated Digital Centre and newly developed Construction Workshops, everything is designed to prepare you for the future of work in your chosen field.

How Do T Levels Work?

When you enrol on a T Level at Blackpool and The Fylde College, your programme will include:

Technical Qualification: This is the core of your T Level, focusing on the essential knowledge and skills for your chosen sector, along with specialist training for your future career. Your learning will be a mix of classroom lessons, hands-on workshops, and meaningful assignments, with exams to cap it all off.

Industry Placement: This is where T Levels really shine. You'll spend at least 45 days working directly within your industry, gaining valuable experience and making connections that can influence your career trajectory. We’ll pair you with an employer and a workplace mentor, and you’ll keep a logbook of everything you learn.

What Comes After T Levels?

Completing a T Level opens doors to higher education, apprenticeships, or direct employment, depending on your course and interests. Many students advance to degree-level studies, benefiting from the UCAS points earned through T Levels. At Blackpool and The Fylde College, our University Centre offers degrees tailored to the sectors we teach, with smaller class sizes and personalised support.

If you're leaning towards a higher or degree apprenticeship or direct entry into the workforce, our dedicated Careers Team can help. In fact, some of our T Level students have already secured degree apprenticeships with the same employer with whom they did their T Level placement.

At Blackpool and The Fylde College, we're committed to offering not just education but a pathway to your future career. 

Explore our T Level courses today and take the first step towards a successful and fulfilling career.