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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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What you need to know

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T Levels are a new qualification designed to give you a head start towards the future you want. They follow GCSEs and are equivalent to three A Levels. The two-year qualification brings classroom and work placement together, on a course designed with employers and businesses.

T Levels are ideal if you have completed your GCSEs and want to get the knowledge and experience needed to get a skilled job.

Yes, you can. T Levels get you work ready, but you can continue studying with a higher Apprenticeship or degree.

T Levels are designed with businesses and employers, to make sure you have the skills and knowledge they are looking for in an employee.

T Levels give you the opportunity to experience an industry while you continue your studies, with the opportunity to specialise later. While gaining practical experience, you also achieve the qualifications needed to move into a higher level of study, if you choose to later.

Apprenticeships are paid, work-based training for those who know what occupation they want to pursue.

The entry requirements for T Levels are similar to those of A Levels, with students required to gain a grade 4 (or possibly a 5 for certain subjects) or above in English and maths. In some cases, a grade 4 or even a grade 5 in science will also be required.

When a student does not meet the entry requirements, they might be offered a Foundation T Level, which is a one-year course that will prepare students to progress to the T Level the following year. Students will retake English and maths as required alongside their Foundation T Level.

When a Foundation T Level is not an appropriate alternative, the College will work with the applicant to find a suitable course.

Need more information?

Call our enquiries team on 0330 123 2523

T Levels at Cornwall College

Entry to the Uniformed Services Diploma

16-19 Adult
  • Location – Bicton College
  • Duration – 1 Year   |   Full-time
  • Level – Level 3
  • Available Starts – 09/09/2024
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Safe Use Of Pesticides PA1 & PA2

Adult Employer Training
  • Location – Duchy College Stoke Climsland
  • Duration – 3 Days   |   Part-time
  • Level – Professional Qualification
  • Available Starts – 19/06/2024, 07/10/2024, 15/10/2024, 02/12/2024, 03/02/2025, 12/05/2025
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Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship – Light Vehicle

Apprenticeship
  • Location – Cornwall College Camborne
  • Duration – 3 Years   |   Work-based
  • Level – Level 3
  • Available Starts – As required
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Travel & Tourism Diploma – Camborne

16-19 Adult
  • Location – Cornwall College Camborne
  • Duration – 1 Year   |   Full-time
  • Level – Level 2
  • Available Starts – 09/09/2024
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FdSc Agriculture Degree

University
  • Location – Duchy College Stoke Climsland
  • Duration – 2 Years   |   Full-time
  • Level – Level 5
  • Available Starts – 16/09/2024
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Portraiture Drawing and Painting in Watercolour, Acrylic or Pastels Art Workshop

Leisure and Professional
  • Location – Cornwall College Camborne
  • Duration – 1 Day   |   Part-time
  • Level – No Qualification
  • Available Starts – 15/06/2024
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Horticulture & Landscape Operative Intermediate Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship
  • Location – Bicton College
  • Duration – 18 To 24 Months   |   Work-based
  • Level – Level 2
  • Available Starts – As required
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Early Years Educators Diploma (Online)

16-19 Adult
  • Location – Cornwall College St Austell
  • Duration – 1 evening a week, term-time over 12-24 months   |   Online
  • Level – Level 3
  • Available Starts – As required
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Managing Safely Certificate IOSH

Employer Training
  • Location – Bicton College
  • Duration – Various   |   Part-time
  • Level – Professional Qualification
  • Available Starts – As required
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Extended Advanced Technical Diploma in Agriculture

16-19 Adult
  • Location – Bicton College
  • Duration – 1 Year   |   Full-time
  • Level – Level 3
  • Available Starts – 09/09/2024
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BSc (Hons) Applied Marine Zoology degree

University
  • Location – Newquay University Centre Cornwall College
  • Duration – 3 years   |   Full-time
  • Level – Level 6
  • Available Starts – 16/09/2024
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Routine health care and first aid for horses

Adult
  • Location – Duchy College Stoke Climsland
  • Duration – 6 hours   |   Part-time
  • Level – No Qualification
  • Available Starts – 18/02/2025
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T Level Courses at Cornwall College

Electrotechnical Engineering – T Level Technical Qualification in Building Services Engineering for Construction

16-19
  • Location – Cornwall College Camborne
  • Duration – Four days per week over two years including industry placement.   |   Full-time
  • Level – Level 3
  • Available Starts – 08/09/2024
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T Level Health – Supporting the Therapies Team

16-19
  • Location – Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell
  • Duration – 2 years. 3 days a week in college and 2 days a week in placement   |   Full-time
  • Level – Level 3
  • Available Starts – 09/09/2024
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Education and Childcare T Level Assisting Teaching

16-19
  • Location – Cornwall College St Austell
  • Duration – Four days per week over two years   |   Full-time
  • Level – Level 3
  • Available Starts – 09/09/2024
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Education and Early Years T Level Early Years Educator

16-19
  • Location – Cornwall College Camborne
  • Duration – Four days per week over two years   |   Full-time
  • Level – Level 3
  • Available Starts – 09/09/2024
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Creative Media Technician – T Level Technical Qualification in Creative & Design

16-19
  • Location – Cornwall College Camborne
  • Duration – Four days per week over two years including industry placement.   |   Full-time
  • Level – Level 3
  • Available Starts – 08/09/2024
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Digital Production, Design and Development – T Level Technical Qualification in Digital

16-19
  • Location – Cornwall College Camborne
  • Duration – Four days per week over two years including industry placement.   |   Full-time
  • Level – Level 3
  • Available Starts – 08/09/2024
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Plumbing Engineering and Heating Engineering – T Level Technical Qualification in Building Services Engineering for Construction

16-19
  • Location – Cornwall College Camborne
  • Duration – Four days per week over two years including industry placement.   |   Full-time
  • Level – Level 3
  • Available Starts – 08/09/2024
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Education and Early Years T Level Early Years Educator

16-19
  • Location – Cornwall College St Austell
  • Duration – Four days per week over two years   |   Full-time
  • Level – Level 3
  • Available Starts – 09/09/2024
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Education and Childcare T Level Assisting Teaching

16-19
  • Location – Cornwall College Camborne
  • Duration – Four days per week over two years   |   Full-time
  • Level – Level 3
  • Available Starts – 09/09/2024
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Content Creation and Production – T Level Technical Qualification in Creative & Design

16-19
  • Location – Cornwall College Camborne
  • Duration – Four days per week over two years including industry placement.   |   Full-time
  • Level – Level 3
  • Available Starts – 09/09/2024
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T Levels at Cornwall College
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T Levels at Cornwall College
T Levels at Cornwall College
T Levels at Cornwall College