T Levels are a new type of qualification. They are being introduced for students who want a vocationally based qualification. A T Level Certificate will be equal to three A levels.
Updates from government offer great news that students who successfully pass all parts of their T Level will gain UCAS points, like A level students do. Importantly, this will allow them to go on to university – should they wish to.
T Level will comprise five parts. Some of these receive a grade, while others need confirmation that it has been successfully completed:
- core component (graded A*-E)
- occupational specialisms (graded Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* for each specialism)
- English and maths qualifications (confirmation that minimum requirements have been met)
- industry placement (confirmation that this has been successfully completed)
- other mandatory requirements (confirmation that these have been met)
Students who pass all parts will receive an overall grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.
How do T Level and A level UCAS points compare?
|T level overall grade||Equivalent three A level grades||UCAS tariff points|
|Pass (C or above on core component)||CCC||96|
|Pass (D or E on core component)||DDD||72|
When will Leicester College start offering T Levels?
We will begin to deliver T Levels at Leicester College in September 2021. So students who are entering year 10 in September 2019 will be able to apply for them. We will offer T Levels in the following subjects:
- education and childcare
- healthcare science
T Levels in other subjects will be rolled out over the coming years.