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What Are They?

Salesian College is one of 50 providers who have been selected by the government to deliver a new range of technical qualifications starting in September 2023.  We will be offering two T Levels in Digital Production, Design & Development and Education & Early Years.

T-Levels will follow on from GCSEs and will be the equivalent to three A-Levels; they have been developed in conjunction with business leaders/employers to ensure that they meet the needs of industry, providing students with the skills required to enter the workforce.  Students will gain meaningful experience of the workplace through a 45-day industry placement where they will acquire the skills demanded by employers in their chosen field.

T-Levels will combine practical learning and classroom theory alongside the industry placement; this, in turn, will lead to students pursuing highly skilled employment, a higher apprenticeship or higher education.

Information for T-Level Applicants:

More information regarding our T-Level courses can be found in our course booklet here.

How long placements last

Industry placements must last for a minimum of 45 days. Industry placements will make up 20% of the course, with the student spending 80% of their time in the classroom.

It is different from an apprenticeship where you typically spend 80% on-the-job and 20% in the classroom. An industry placement is also different from work experience, which is typically much shorter and usually involves a student observing the workplace.

Benefits of Industry Placements

  • A great way to build and develop technical work-related skills
  • A valuable source of personal development that helps improve communication, problem solving and management skills – making you more aware of the behaviours expected at work and thus making you more employable
  • A useful opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge of the running of a business and understand how it responds to change, as well as general commercial principles
  • A useful way of building a valuable working relationship with an employer, resulting in a fuller and more meaningful employer reference to use for future employment
  • A valuable addition to your CV to increase employability
  • Better understanding of the nature of the work you are interested in pursuing
  • Further development of course based learning in a practical work environment

Involvement in an industry placement should make a significant difference to your employment prospects. It will do this by supporting you to gain valuable technical and ‘soft skills’ that will improve your employment prospects.

Where can T-Level take me?

On successful completion of a T-Level qualification, you will have a range of progression routes including: gaining employment in a skilled occupation, applying for a Higher or Degree Level Apprenticeship, or continuing a Higher Level Degree at many Universities.

Can I get UCAS Tariff points?

Yes. Your T-Level will be worth UCAS points. You can use the qualification when applying for Higher Education. You must achieve at least an overall pass grade to receive UCAS points for any university applications.

UCAS tariff points T-Level overall grade A Level
168 Distinction*
(A* on the core and distinction in the
occupational specialism)
144 Distinction AAA
120 Merit BBB
96 Pass (C or above on the core) CCC
72 Pass (D or E on the core) DDD