T Levels

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T Levels are new and exciting qualifications for 16- to 19-year-olds in full-time education. They have been developed in collaboration with employers, so the content meets the needs of industry and prepares you for work.

Doing a T Level will provide you with the knowledge and experience needed to open the door to skilled employment, an apprenticeship or higher-level study, including university.

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Higher-level study could take the form of a Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ). These are qualifications at Levels 4 and 5 and prepare you for technical occupations.

Explore the range of Pearson-approved HTQ qualifications

How do T Levels work?

T Levels are made of four elements:

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An approved technical qualification

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An industry placement of at least 315 hours

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Transferable workplace skills

T Levels will consist of 1,800 hours on average over two years, including the industry placement of at least 315 hours.

What will my two-year journey look like?

If you want to know what a T Level could look like, when you’ll start learning, when you might take your exams and what they will look like, take a look at our Student Journey.

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What will I learn on my Technical Qualification?

If you want to know a bit more about the Technical Qualification, what types of things you’ll learn and what types of things you could do after your T Level take a look at our Qualification Definition Document.

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