T-Levels are a brand new type of qualification designed to give young people a new two-year, full-time study vocational programme equivalent to 3 A Levels.

The new qualifications bring classroom learning and an extended industry placement together on a course designed with businesses and employers, helping prepare students to meet the needs of industry and work.

Abingdon & Witney College will be offering T Levels in several subjects from September 2021 onwards. If you have finished your GCSEs and want the knowledge and experience to get straight into employment, an apprenticeship or higher education, T Levels could be the option for you.

Here we have some further information for potential students, their parents/guardians and employers.

T Levels at Abingdon & Witney College
The College's T Levels offer will launch September 2021

With T Levels, you’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day (at least 315 hours) placement, or possibly longer, with an employer to give you the knowledge and skills

T Level courses will include the following compulsory elements:

  • a technical qualification, which will include
    • core theory, concepts and skills for an industry area
    • specialist skills and knowledge for an occupation or career
  • an industry placement with an employer
  • a minimum standard in maths and English if students have not already achieved them

T Levels will provide several progression options to students. These include skilled employment, an apprenticeship and higher education.

To help T Level students get into higher education, UCAS tariff points will be allocated to T Levels.

UCAS points will only be allocated to the overall T Level grade. Students must achieve at least an overall pass grade to receive UCAS points.

UCAS tariff points |T Level overall gradeA level
168Distinction* (A* on the core and distinction in the occupational specialism)AAA*
96Pass (C or above on the core)CCC
72Pass (D or E on the core)DDD

Students who complete their T Level will receive an overall grade of pass, merit, distinction or distinction*. They will get a nationally recognised certificate which will show their overall grade and a breakdown of what they have achieved.

The T Level certificate will include:

  • an overall grade for the T Level, shown as pass, merit, distinction or distinction*
  • a separate grade for the core component, using A* to E
  • a separate grade for each occupational specialism, shown as pass, merit or distinction

It will also include confirmation that the student has:

  • met the minimum requirements for maths and English qualifications
  • completed the industry placement
  • met any additional mandatory requirements

A student’s overall T Level grade will be worked out from the grades they achieved on the core component and the occupational specialism(s).

Students who do not pass all elements of their T Level will get a T Level statement of achievement which will show the elements they have completed.

That’s great! Employers are essential to the success of T Level programmes and we’d love to speak to you.

You can get in touch with us today:

01235 555 585 | enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk


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