T Levels

T-Levels at South Essex College

Launching in September 2021, T-Levels are brand new two-year technical courses, which started in 2020 with a small amount of providers.

What are T-Levels?

T-Levels will combine classroom study with on the job training as part of a substantial industry placement. Industry placements with an employer will last at least 315 hours.

Our college is one of 64 T-Level college/providers nationally selected to offer T-Levels in 2021.

How do T-Levels work?

T-Levels are two-year courses that can be studied after GCSEs. They are an alternative study option to other existing qualifications such as A-Levels and apprenticeships. They will provide progression routes into skilled and technical employment, or onto higher/degree apprenticeships and university.

Academic and Technical

Approximately 70-80% of the course will consist of academic and technical study at college and 20-30% will be practical experience gained with an employer as part of an industry placement.

Core and Specialist

Courses will include core and specialist content. This will combine theory and understanding with hands-on skills required for an occupational specialism.

Occupation Specific

Students will gain any required occupational specialism, such as a licence to practice qualification, as part of the course.

UCAS points

Your T-Level will be worth UCAS points; for example a T-Level Distinction* is worth the same as three A-Levels at A* and will be recognised by universities and other education providers so you can choose to continue studying if you wish.

Our offer

South Essex College has been approved to deliver the new T-Levels for 2021 in the following areas:

  • T-Level: Digital Production, Design and Development Level 3
  • T-Level: Early Years Education and Childcare, Level 3
  • T-Level: On-Site Construction
  • T-Level: Building Services Engineering