T levels are new courses, equivalent to 3 A-levels. They are being developed as part of the government’s reform of vocational and technical education in a bid to help support the acquisition of skills that young people will need to enable them to enter the workplace.
Aimed at 16-18 year olds, T levels courses, which start in September 2020, will be undertaken by students after they have completed their GCSEs and are an alternative to A-levels or entry level apprenticeships (levels 2 and 3). They are being developed in partnership with employers and businesses to ensure that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.
At the end of a T level course, students will be able to enter skilled employment, undertake further study or do a higher or degree level apprenticeship.