The New Qualification
Equivalent to 3 A-Levels

Discover the new qualification equivalent to 3 A-Levels, created by businesses to prioritise progression to university or a great first job.

The next level qualification
at Calderdale College

Take the next step towards your dream career with a T Level at Calderdale College!


This fresh new qualification gives you the chance to develop your knowledge after your GCSEs – it’s a great alternative to A Levels, BTECS and apprenticeships!

What are T Levels?

T Levels have been designed by the Government with businesses, to make sure you walk away with your qualification and all the current skills and knowledge you need to get on the job market and start your career!

This two-year qualification for 16-18 year olds, combines industry experience with classroom study – think of it as a mixture between apprenticeships and BTECs!

You’ll spend 45 days on an Industry Placement where you’ll get to put your skills into practice with the help of a local employer.

What T Levels are on offer at Calderdale College?

Art, Design & Media

Courses Attendance
T Level – Creative Media, Broadcast and Production Full Time

Business & Law

Courses Attendance
T Level – Management & Administration Full Time

Childcare & Early Years

Courses Attendance
T Level – Children and Young People, Early Years Educator Full Time

Digital Skills, Media & Computing

Courses Attendance
T Level – Digital Full Time

Engineering & Manufacturing

Courses Attendance
T Level – Engineering and Manufacturing Full Time

Health & Social Care

Courses Attendance
T Level – Health Full Time

What are the benefits?

  • Study one course and get 3 A Levels
  • Exam and project based – there’s no coursework here!
  • 80% class study / 20% industry placement
  • It’s a direct route to your dream career
  • Develop skills and knowledge ready for employment
  • This is a higher level of study that goes beyond the basics
  • You get to work on projects for real employers

What else do I need to know?

Is there a cost for a T Level?

Like most 16 – 18 qualifications, T Levels are completely free.

What are the entry requirements?

In order to study a T Level at Calderdale College we require 5 GCSE passes (grade 4 or above), including English, maths and science, or a pass in a relevant Level 2 Qualification. You can find out more about our T Level transition year in the section above.

How long will I study for?

T Levels are a two-year qualification and during that time students will spend most of their time working in the classroom but will also partake in a 45-day placement in a local business.

How many UCAS points is a T Level worth?

A T Level Distinction* qualification is worth the same amount of UCAS points as 3 A Levels at A* or a BTEC Level 3 qualification at D*D*D* – meaning you get to study one course for the price of three!

Ready to take action?

Application for T Levels at Calderdale College are now open

If you have an enquiry please contact Student Services on 01422 399316.

To find out more about T Levels, visit the official T Levels website here.

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