Coming to The Cornwall College Group from September 2023

A T Level qualification follows on from GCSEs and combines classroom theory, practical learning and a three-month industry placement to ensure students have the skills to thrive in the world of work. A two-year course, T Levels aim to provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door to highly skilled employment, higher level study or a Higher Apprenticeship.

As well as offering a clear line of sight to industry, T Levels are recognised by UCAS to support applications to study at university, with a starred distinction in a T Level being worth the equivalent of three A*s at A-level.

What are T Levels like?
T Levels are different to the traditional route of A-levels as they focus on the skill acquisition required to move directly in to industry. Courses consist of around 80% of time spent in the classroom with the remaining 20% spent being on a valuable work placement in a relevant workplace. This differs from an Apprenticeship where around 80% of time is spent with an employer and 20% in the classroom and is more suited to those who feel ready to enter the workforce at age 16 while learning at the same time.

What are the entry requirements?
You will need six GCSEs in total, with English and maths at grade 4 or above. Learners progressing from a Level 2 course will need a Level 2 Diploma with a good Merit profile, along with English and maths GCSE at grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

Want to know more?
If you’re interested in finding out more about T Levels, contact our College Advice Team by emailing enquiries@cornwall.ac.uk or call us at 0330 123 2523.

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