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T Levels

Career-focused courses with a significant industry placement giving you the opportunity to compete for the best university places, higher/degree apprenticeships and highly skilled careers.

80% class-based 20% work-based
1 T Level = 3 A Levels

Designed by Industry
Employer Endorsed

What are T Levels?

If you’re academically strong but you have a skilled career route in mind, a T Level will give you a head start into your chosen industry. 
T Levels are a new 2-year qualification that lead to university, skilled employment and higher/degree apprenticeships. They’ve been designed with employers and businesses to provide the skills that industry needs, which means you get to play a key part in shaping the future of the UK economy!

 

 

Why have they been introduced?

T Levels are a big part of the government’s plan to transform education in the UK. They will create a new generation of highly skilled workers that the UK needs for its future economy to be successful. 

What subjects are available?

· Digital 
· Construction
· Education and childcare
· Finance
· Health
· Science
· Business
· Engineering

Entry Requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths (for primary teaching you will also need Science). 


What's covered? 

T Levels are studied five days a week and made up of core skills, subject knowledge, English and maths and an industry placement. You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and the remaining 20% on a relevant industry placement, getting real on-the-job experience. 

Student Case Study: Reece Harris T Level Digital Production, Design and Development

Reece, who is currently studying our T-Level Digital Production, Design and Development course, tells B&FC why T levels appealed to him and what he hopes to do next in the world of computing. He also reveals how he landed a fantastic work placement with Code Galaxy, owned and run by Nicky Speakman, one of B&FC's computing alumni.
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Employer Case Study: Nicky Speakman, Code Galaxy

Reece's employer, Nicky Speakman, tells us why having a T level student on board hasn't just benefitted Reece. It's benefitted his business too.
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Getting into Uni

University entry requirements are based on the UCAS Tariff. The tariff allocates points to each qualification grade so everyone can easily work out what they need for a particular university. The table below shows how T Levels equate to A Levels. 

Ucas Tariff Points T Level Overall Grade A Level Grades 
168 Distinction* A* A* A*
144 Distinction A A A 
120 Merit B B B 
96 Pass (C or above on the core)  C C C
72 Pass (D or E on the core) D D D

The table above is based on achieving the same grade for each A Level. However, UCAS tariff totals can be achieved through different A Level grade combinations based on the following A Level grade points: A*=56; A=48; B=40; C=32; D=24; E=16. 

What's good about them?

T Levels give you a head start towards your chosen career. They are career rather than subject-based, with a significant 315-hour industry placement allowing you to develop the exact knowledge and skills you need for university, highly skilled employment or a higher/degree apprenticeship. 

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Don't just take our word for it...

“ The collaboration between education providers, employers and businesses means the course will not only provide the learner with a comprehensive and fulfilling learning experience but will also reflect what the construction industry needs in terms of knowledge and skills. We have worked with Blackpool & Fylde College to host a number of T Level students and they have proved to be an asset to the team. They have shown great interest and commitment to getting the most from their placement."
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I chose this course because I want to be a game developer and I definitely think it will give me the skills I need. With A Levels, you’re learning completely different subjects whereas with a T Level all the subjects relate to each other. We do quite a bit of practical work like programming and building machines and at the end of the course we’ll be doing our industry placement. The facilities are amazing - they’ve offered us lots of free resources and if you need any equipment out of College they can support you with that too. It’s really good.
Molly G Student Molly Grennell Walker, T Level - Digital Production, Design and Development
Where do they lead?

T Levels lead to a nationally-recognised qualification with an overall grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction. They equip young people to progress to university, highly skilled employment or a higher/degree apprenticeship.

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Apprentice working on computing network hardware
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Amazing industry-standard facilities

engineering student using drill
Apprentice working on computing network hardware
Three health students with mannequin
Student building brick wall
A student is bottle feeding a doll
Student using construction surveying equipment
Student using computer
Student presenting work on whiteboard
two students using robotic arm
Student looking into microscope
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