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The next level qualification
at Calderdale College

From Sept 2021 Calderdale College will be an official T Levels provider. T Levels are courses for 16 to 18 year olds that can be taken as an alternative to doing A Levels, Apprenticeships or BTECs. They are for people who aspire to gain careers across a range of technical and vocational industry pathways.

What are T Levels?

What do T Levels involve?

T Levels are a brand new, post GCSE, qualification that allow students to study both inside and outside the classroom – think of it as a mixture between an Apprenticeship and a BTEC! 

Studying a T Level will provide students with:

  • Technical knowledge and practical skills specific to the student’s chosen industry or occupation.
  • An industry placement of at least 45 days in their chosen industry or occupation.
  • Relevant Maths, English and digital skills.
  • Common workplace skills.

Students studying a T Level will experience a mixture of classroom or workshop-based learning and ‘on-the-job’ training.

Watch this short Government video to hear why students find completing industry placements so beneficial.


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Childcare & Early Years

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

Digital Skills, Media & Computing

Courses Attendance
Digital T Level Full Time

Health & Social Care

Courses Attendance
Health T Level Full Time

What T Level courses can I do?

Calderdale College will be offering the new T Levels qualification from September 2021.

We are offering T Levels in two subject areas – Digital T Levels and Health T Levels:

  • Digital Production, Design & Development
  • Digital Support & Services
  • Health
  • Health Care Science

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.

How long will I study for?

T Levels are a 2 year qualification and during that time students will spend most of their time working in the classroom but will also partake in a 45 – 60 day placement in a local business.

What are the benefits of T Levels?

Developed in collaboration with employers, T Levels aim to help students get the high-quality technical skills to open the door to highly skilled employment, a higher apprenticeship or university.

T Levels combine classroom theory, practical learning and a 45 to 60 day industry placement with an employer to ensure they have real and meaningful experience of the workplace.

Students will spend 80% of their time in college doing classroom learning and 20% on a placement where they will be able to use the skills they have learnt in a real life scenario.

One T Level is equivalent to 3 A Levels so these are the perfect option for progression onto Higher Education or your future career.

What else do I need to know?

Applications 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.