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T Levels

A new choice - T Levels are a brand-new qualification designed to give you a head start towards the future you want. These two year courses follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A Levels, combining academic classroom-based learning with a meaningful industry placement. They provide a good alternative to A Levels or BTEC and technical courses.


As nationally-recognised qualifications, T Levels are worth UCAS points and are accepted by employers, universities and other education providers. For example, a T Level Distinction* is equivalent to 3 A* grades at A Level.


Each T Level includes a mandatory industry placement. You will gain valuable experience in the workplace and learn what a real career is like. Industry experience is an important part of your studies and will help you stand out when applying for university, an apprenticeship or a job in the future.


As a T Level student, you will spend 80% of your time in the classroom, learning the knowledge and in-demand skills that companies look for. The other 20% is spent completing industry placement with an employer, where you put these skills into action.

Why study a T Level with us?

  • We are extremely proud to work in partnership with over 500 local, national and international employers to provide outstanding industry opportunities for our students.
  • Industry experience is an important part of your studies and will help you stand out from the crowd when you’re applying for university, an apprenticeship or a job. Warrington & Vale Royal College have a dedicated Industry Placement Team who will support you every step of the way.
  • New state-of-the-art facilities within our specialist training academies provide you with outstanding learning environments that replicate real-world.
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What is the difference between technical qualifications, A Levels and T Levels?

A Levels are assessed mainly through exams, while diploma courses are assessed mainly by coursework. In terms of UCAS points, level 3 diploma vocational qualifications are often equivalent to three A Levels. T Levels have been co-created with over 250 employers to combine classroom study with a 45-day industry placement. T Levels are equivalent to three A Levels and are assessed by both exams and coursework.

Can I go to university after studying a T Level?

Yes. T Levels are nationally-recognised qualifications and worth UCAS points, therefore are accepted by universities and other education providers.

How do T Levels differ from an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is typically 80% on-the-job and 20% in the classroom, as opposed to T Levels where 80% of your study programme is classroom-based and 20% is spent completing an industry placement.

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