Accrington and Rossendale College has been working in collaboration with employers and sector leaders to introduce a new trailblazing qualification for industry.
Equivalent to three A Levels, T Levels are a two-year advanced qualification bringing classroom and work placement together.
You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement to equip you with the knowledge and skills companies are looking for. Your T Level will help you to step straight into your chosen career, higher level Apprenticeships or onto a degree.
Due to the College’s vital input in developing the T Level, we are one of a select few in the country to offer this prestigious qualification, meaning you will be receiving a unique and industry-focused qualification that will put you one step ahead with employers both locally and nationally.
For 2020, we will be offering pioneering T Levels in both Digital and Education and Childcare. See our course pages for further information on these innovative courses.
Transition to T Level
What are T Levels?
The T Level is a ground breaking new two-year Level 3 study programme that will offer learners a mixture of classroom-based learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience. Designed in collaboration with employers and built on the same occupational standards on which Apprenticeships are based, this qualification meets the needs of employers and business leaders whilst preparing students for their future careers.
T Levels will be a vocational option offered alongside Apprenticeships and A Level courses, ideal for 16 – 18 year olds following on from GCSE’s. Equivalent to three A Levels, T Levels are a two-year advanced qualification bringing classroom and work placement together, with 80% classroom learning and a minimum of 45 days industry placement. These tailored study programmes are designed to give students the knowledge, skills and experience companies are looking for, helping you to step straight into your chosen career, higher level Apprenticeships or onto a degree.
What will I study?
T Levels will offer students a combination of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 45 full working days.
As part of your classroom learning you will study subject relevant topics to give you the core knowledge and skills needed to work in the sector, as well giving you the opportunity to enhance your broader skills in English and Maths. You will be assessed through a range of external exams, assessments and coursework.
During your industry placement you will develop transferable technical and practical skills in communication, research and project work. You will develop professional skills for industry as well as the personal, social and employability skills you will need for the future. As part of this placement, you will be assessed through an employer set project.
T levels will provide the knowledge and experience you need to enter skilled employment in a particular occupation or continue with further study. Students achieving this qualification will have an advantage when applying for jobs within their chosen industry or when progressing into further study.