T Levels Week 2022: All About T Levels
This year is the first time that T Levels Week is happening – so it’s an exciting time to get involved. In this article, we’ll give you a quick primer on what T Levels are and why you might like to study one. We’ll also introduce you to a few people studying T Levels across Greater Manchester so you can hear about their experiences.
For more T Levels Week content, check out GMACS on Twitter and Instagram. If you’re thinking about studying a T Level, check out the social media accounts of the colleges you’d like to study with too!
What are T Levels?
T Levels are a post-GCSE qualification for 16 to 19-year-olds. They have been recently introduced, with some subjects already launched and many more still to come. One T Level equals three A levels, and they take two years to complete.
T Levels have been designed by leading businesses and employers to give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in a career. They’re often seen as a great way to enter a specific career, rather than A levels which offer a more general pathway.
With a T Level course, you’ll spend 80% of your time studying in a classroom, and 20% with an employer on a minimum 9-week long placement. So, you’ll get lots of experience of the workplace and what the job you’re studying for will actually be like.
How do I know if a T Level is right for me?
T Levels can fast track your career, but you’ll need to have a good sense of the industry that you want to work in. Because T Levels are very focused on one career, they offer a great pathway into that specific job, or set of jobs. But, if you’re not sure what you want to do, you may be better off keeping your options open.
T Levels are a great pathway into an apprenticeship or further study, or simply going straight into a job. They are worth the same amount of UCAS points as 3 A levels, so you can apply to university with them in a similar way, if you’d like to.
Where can I go for more information?
For more information on T Levels, you can check out the GMACS page with all the information you’ll need.
You can also learn more about T Levels by checking out the Northern Council for Further Education’s (NCFE) website.
Also, you can check out the T Levels GOV.UK website.
Meet people studying T Levels
Not sure if a T Level is right for you? Hearing from people currently studying them could help you make up your mind.
Read a news story from GMCA about T Levels, featuring interviews with current students.
See this video from Wigan & Leigh College for T Levels Week, featuring Mia, a T Level Education student.
Follow Oldham College’s tweets about their T Level Business students.
Check out this video from Hopwood Hall about T Levels.