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T Levels (England only)

Thinking about what to do after GCSEs? T Levels are technical qualifications you can choose as an alternative to A levels, other post-16 courses or an apprenticeship.

The offer:

  • There are currently 10 T Level courses you can apply for at selected schools and colleges in England
  • More T Levels will be coming soon, with more than 20 subjects available in the future, covering everything from agriculture to catering and engineering
  • T Levels will also allow you to progress onto higher level apprenticeships or further study such as university

Available to:

  • Young people aged 16 to 19
  • Schools and colleges set their own entry requirements for T Levels
  • If you haven’t already achieved grade 4 Maths and English at GCSE you will need to work towards them alongside your T Level
  • If you aren’t ready to start a T Level after GSCEs, the 1-year T Level Transition Programme can provide additional support to help you prepare

Time and course type:

  • A T Level takes 2 years of full-time study and is equivalent to 3 A levels
  • You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a placement with an employer so you get the skills and knowledge that companies look for


  • There are no tuition fees to study a T Level if you start before you are 19

Further information:

To learn more about and to search for T Levels in your area visit the T Levels website (external website).

Find out about skills and work in Scotland (external website) and Wales (external website).

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