T Levels


What are T Levels?

T Levels are new courses which you can study following your GCSEs. They are designed to provide you with the knowledge and experience needed to open doors to skilled employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship. To help T Level learners get into higher education, UCAS tariff points will be allocated to each T Level qualification, and these will be accepted by universities for entry on to Level 4 and 5 programmes.

How are T Levels different?

T Levels have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content is relevant to industry and prepares you to start your career once you complete your qualification.

T Levels are two-year courses that are equivalent to three A Levels and comprise:

  • A technical qualification, which will include
  • Core theory, concepts and skills for an industry area
  • Specialist skills and knowledge for an occupation or career
  • A work placement with an employer of around 45 days
  • Maths and English may form part of your programme if you have not met the minimum grade requirement

What T Levels will Cheshire College – South & West deliver?

Cheshire College – South & West is one of a limited selection of colleges chosen by the government to offer the following T Levels from September 2021:

  • Construction
  • Digital
  • Science and Health
  • Education and Childcare
Cheshire College – South & West, partnership with Belong Villages – T Levels Work Experience Pilot

The aim of the partnership, developed in collaboration with the community care village, was to create a musical therapy initiative to support residents with a wide variety of health needs, including dementia, whilst encouraging and promoting interaction across a range of demographics within the local community.   

After just 12 months, the partnership now includes fortnightly performances, as well as tailored sessions, with over 30 residents attending during every visit.  

Learners have also developed a range of skills that will continue to enhance their employability, such as; technical set-up, monitoring of equipment before, during and after performances, time and people management, event planning and budget control. 

A wider choice of T Level subjects will be introduced in future years. For further information on T Levels click here.

Please check this page regularly for future updates on our T Level provision.