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Welcome to the next level of learning. T-Levels are a brand new, two-year qualification designed to take your future to the next level.

#CreateYourCareer with us


What are T-Levels?

T-Levels are new 2 year qualifications that have been designed with employers to give young people a head start towards the careers they want.

A T-Level is equivalent to 3 A levels and attracts the same UCAS points. They combine classroom work with an extended industry placement to ensure young people gain the knowledge and skills they need to move into skilled work, an apprenticeship or further study

80% classroom learning
20% on the job learning
Get skills employers want
Progress to higher education

What T-Levels can be studied with South Staffordshire College?

From September 2024, we will be offering T-levels in the following areas:

  • Animal care & management
  • Building services – electrical
  • Creative – media, broadcast & production
  • Education & early years
  • Health – adult nursing support
  • Plumbing & heating engineering
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Created with businesses

T-Levels have been designed with leading businesses and employers to give you the knowledge and skills you need.

T-Levels give you the chance to learn what a real career is like while you continue your studies. Your industry placement will last for at least 45 days.

When you pass your T-Level, you will get a nationally recognised certificate showing the overall grade you achieved – pass, merit, distinction or distinction*. It will also give details of what you learned on the course to help you move into skilled employment or a higher apprenticeship.

Useful FAQ’s

  • What is the difference between a T-level and level 3 vocational course? 

    T-levels have a compulsory industry placement which will last a minimum of 315 hours and makes up 20% of the course. T-levels are aimed at students who are very clear on the career path they want to pursue.

  • What is the difference between a T-level and an apprenticeship? 

    T-levels are ideal for individuals who know what career they’d like. T-levels prepare students for work, further training or further study with 80% time spent in the classroom and 20% on the job. Apprenticeships are ideal for individuals who are ready to enter the work force at age 16 and earn a wage whilst learning. 80% of time is spent on the job with 20% in the classroom with an apprenticeship.   

  • Can I go to university if I study a T-level? 

    Absolutely! One T-level is equivalent to the same UCAS points as three A levels. UCAS points will be allocated based on your overall grade. The higher your grade, the higher your UCAS points. 

  • How long is the industry placement?  

    The industry placement element of the T-level is 45 days, although when this is taken during the two-year course will depend on your T-level.  

    Placements can be taken as a block or on individual days depending upon what works best for you, the college and your employer. You will not be paid for your industry placement but will gain invaluable experience during the placement that will enhance your skills and knowledge.  

Take the next step with a T-Level

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Why SSC?

At South Staffordshire College our students come first, and everything we do is aimed at helping you to realise your full potential. We are about careers not courses and our expert staff will make sure you have the skills and knowledge needed to give you that competitive edge for when you start your career within your chosen industry.

As a school leaver, you will be treated as an adult, within a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll enjoy more freedom and independence, and you’ll make many new friends, all with the same passion and journey ahead as you. As an adult, we understand you may feel uneasy about returning to education, but there is no need to be. We have smaller class sizes and supportive tutors to make you feel very welcome.

#CreateYourCareer with us.

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