T Levels – A qualification that counts

T Levels are a new two-year programme choice that follows GCSEs and could give you a head start towards the career you want.

We have worked with employers to ensure these new Technical Qualifications equip you with the skills and knowledge that businesses want, preparing you for work, higher education, or an apprenticeship.

What’s involved in a T Level?

A T Level is made up of the following components:

  1. Technical Qualification = Core + Occupational Specialisms
  2. Industry Placement
  3. English, maths and digital skills (GCSE or Functional Skills at Level 2)

Industry placement

The industry placement is a compulsory part of your T Level, and you must complete it to get your T Level certificate. The DfE has produced the guide below which provides advice and signposts you to useful resources to help you prepare for your placement.

Download the Industry placement toolkit for learners

Subject areas

See the table below to find out more about the Technical Qualifications we have in your chosen sector. Flyers are also available for you to learn about the T Levels available with details about how you can progress onto apprenticeships, university or a specific job role.

Available from September 2021


Available from September 2022

Engineering and Manufacturing:

  • T Level Technical Qualification in Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing
  • T Level Technical Qualification in Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing
  • T Level Technical Qualification in Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control

Download our learner flyer

Is T Level right for you? 

Speak to your careers adviser to find out if a T Level is right for you.

Alternatively, you can visit the government’s website to learn more and find your nearest college offering your preferred T Level programme.