T Levels

The Chichester College Group is excited to have been chosen as one of first college groups nationally to offer brand new T Level qualifications from September 2020.

The first T Level qualifications offered at Chichester College Group are:

  • Construction (Design Surveying & Planning);

  • Digital (Software, Applications Design and Development); and

  • Education & Childcare


T Levels? What are they?

T Levels are new two-year, technical qualifications which have been designed with employers to give you skills which are needed by industry!

They’ve been developed as an alternative to A-Levels and will give you have real experience of the workplace by combining classroom study, practical learning and a three month industry placement.

Developed in collaboration with employers and businesses, you can be assured they will give you the knowledge and skills that will prepare you for work.

T Levels will provide the skills, knowledge and experience that will help you get a foot in the door to your career.


Who are they for?

T Levels are a great choice if you:

  • Are aspiring to achieve an advanced level of technical excellence in your chosen career;
  • Value the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge, both in the classroom and the workplace; and
  • Are keen to start experiencing the world of work and develop your employability skills.


How will they be taught?

T Levels are made up of three elements:

Core Component
This will be split into two parts:

Technical knowledge and skills relevant to the T Levels industry. You’ll need to demonstrate that you:

  • Understand how your industry works;
  • Understand how occupational specialisms fit within the industry; and
  • Know the working practices in the industry.

An employer-set project which will require you to apply your knowledge and skills to a set challenge.

    Specialist Skills
    You’ll learn specialist skills for your industry in a classroom-based environments, such as workshops. You will need to show evidence of your achievement and demonstrate your ability to work in your chosen industry.

    Industry Placements
    Industry placements are an essential part of the T Level qualification, and you’ll complete between 45-60 days in a placement. This means you’ll develop the workplace skills that employers are looking for, gain a clearer idea about the job and even the possibility of opportunities to secure future employment!
     

    What would I do after a T Level?

    The sky is the limit! When you complete your T Level, you’ll have lots of opportunities including:

    • Employment in a skilled occupation;

    • Higher or degree level apprenticeships; or

    • Higher level study, including university.


    What qualifications do I need to study a T Level?

    T Levels are a lot like A-Levels, and are an option to consider once you have completed your GCSEs. To be accepted onto a T Level, you should have five GCSEs at grade 9-5, including English and maths.
     

    When can I start?

    T Levels will be introduced at Chichester College in September 2020, which means if you started year 10 in 2018 you’ll be the first to be able to study a T Level in:

    • Construction (Design Surveying & Planning);

    • Digital (Software, Applications Design and Development); or

    • Education & Childcare.


    What if I’m not ready or haven’t got the grades I need?

    Don’t panic! We know that not everyone who would like to start a T Level will be ready at age 16. There will be ‘transition’ courses to help you get to where you need to be to start your T Level.


    How can I find out more?

    If you have any questions, get in touch. You can email us at info@chichester.ac.uk or call 01243 786321.


    I’m an employer and I’d like to find out offering work placements. Who do I contact?

    That’s great! Employers are essential to the success of our T Level programmes and we’d love to speak to you.

    Please contact us at business@chichester.ac.uk or call 01243 786321.