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T-Levels

From September 2022 we will be offering T-Levels in two Engineering pathways! To be able to deliver this option in the best way possible, we are in the process of building a new £1.1 million Engineering annex to accompany our existing high specification Engineering hall. 


What is a T-Level?

T Levels are new courses which follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A levels. These 2-year courses, which launched September 2020, have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work, further training or study.

T Levels offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days).

What can I study a T-Level in at UTC?

We will be offering the two following pathways for T-Levels

  • Engineering and Manufacturing: Manufacturing, Processing and Control
  • Engineering and Manufacturing: Design and Development

Can I take other qualifications too?

Other Level 3 qualifications cannot be taken alongside T-Levels because they are the equivalent to three A-levels.

Can I go to university after studying a T-Level?

Yes, T-Levels will award students with UCAS points, shown below.

• 168 UCAS points for a Distinction*

• 144 UCAS points for a Distinction

• 120 UCAS points for a Merit

• 96 UCAS points for a Pass (C)

• 72 UCAS points for a Pass (D or E)

In the same process that A-Levels students grades are translated into UCAS points, so are T-Level grades. Using these points, students will be able to enrol onto an undergraduate degree. Simply, check how many points is needed for your preferred university course by checking their website or prospectus.

Will I get independent study time?

Yes, like all of our post 16 qualification you will be allocated free periods on your timetable. During this time you will have access to our Sixth Form study area and common room as well as other learning areas that are not being used for teaching.

Where can a T-Level take me?

As mentioned above, studying a T-Level can lead onto an undergraduate degree at University. In addition, with the practical skills and experience that a T-Level offers, students will also be able to go straight into the world of work through an apprenticeship. We anticipate, many of our T-Level students will go into higher level and degree level apprenticeships after studying with us, just like many of our A-Level student’s do now.

What’s the difference between T-Levels and A-Levels?

T-levels are more practical than A-levels and have a lot of direct contact with employers. Whilst A-levels are mainly only academically focused, T-Levels give young people the opportunity to spend time in a job role to help them decide on a future career as well as give them the skills needed to be successful in it.

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