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.
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:
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.