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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.

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These 2-year courses follow GCSEs and have been co-created by the industry you want to be part of, so you can gain the knowledge, skills and experience you need to leap ahead of the crowd into your desired career.

Combining classroom-based learning, practical skills development and a meaningful industry placement, T Levels provide high-quality technical education suited to students who know the industry or area of work they want to pursue for a career.

T Levels are nationally-recognised qualifications and worth UCAS points. They are accepted by universities and other education providers so you can continue studying at a higher level if you wish. Alternatively, you could progress to an apprenticeship or go straight into skilled employment.

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From September 2023 we will be offering T Levels in:

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 centres provide you with outstanding learning environments that replicate real-world.


T Levels are an alternative to A Levels, apprenticeships and other level 3 courses. Equivalent to 3 A Levels, a T Level Distinction* is worth the same as 3 A* grades at A Level.


Each T Level includes a 45-day industry placement where you will gain valuable experience in the workplace and learn what a real career is like.


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

Judge us by the companies we keep

We work with hundreds of wonderful employers from many different sectors and receive positive feedback from many of them.

Not only do our employers have apprentices with us, they also support us in shaping our curriculum offer, attending Steering Groups, Find Your Match recruitment events, work placements, guest speakers and Employer Weeks.

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Industry Placement Success

Kelsey Siddall

“My industry placement at Warrington & Halton Hospital opened up opportunities which I didn’t think were possible at this stage of my career!”

After completing industry placement alongside studying Level 3 Health & Social Care, Kelsey has been offered her dream job at Warrington & Halton NHS Foundation Trust, who are now supporting her while she continues her studies at Warrington & Vale Royal College by completing her HNC Healthcare Practice. Kelsey, former student of Tarporley High School, says the college has helped her achieve her career goal and supported her on her journey.

Read more about Kelsey’s journey to success here.

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Industry Placement Success

Aaron Chadwick

"I'm so happy to have been offered an apprenticeship at the company after doing my industry placement. I've also learnt so many new skills."

Level 1 Electrical Installation student Aaron Chadwick has secured an impressive apprenticeship position with the NHS after completing an industry placement alongside his studies. The former Lowton Church of England High School pupil says his industry placement was easy to arrange with the team in college and has massively helped him in securing his new role.

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What is the difference between vocational 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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