T Levels

Here at South Essex College we are proud to have been selected by @educationgovuk for phase 2 of new T Levels starting in September 2021.

T Levels are new technical study programmes that will sit alongside apprenticeships & A Levels and are being developed in partnership with government, business and education to help give you a head-start towards the future you want and give you a new choice after GCSEs.

Learn your way

T Levels involve more classroom study than apprenticeships, which means you can experience an industry while you continue your studies.

You will be matched with an employer partner within your relevant sector/ course specialism in an industry placement which will last for at least 45 days.

Like A-Levels, there are no tuition fees to study a T Level if you start before you are 19.

Nationally-recognised qualification

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.

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:

  • Education and childcare
  • Digital production, design and development
  • Onsite construction
  • Building services engineering