Information for Parents & Carers

As parents or carers of teenagers at secondary school, you may have already heard about T Levels. The government has developed this new qualification to deliver world-class technical education and give your child a new choice when they leave school. These two-year courses have been developed in collaboration with leading employers, so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares young people for work.

T Levels will give your child the chance to learn what a real career is like. Each programme has been designed to give them the skills, qualifications and experience they need to work in a specific industry. They will help to boost their CV, give them a competitive advantage when it comes to finding a job and will enable them to succeed in the workplace.

Here are five useful things you need to know about T Levels:

  1. Following GCSEs, your child will study one T Level over two years
  2. One T Level is equivalent to three A Levels, so has the same UCAS points value
  3. Your child will spend 80% of their time in the classroom and 20% of their time on a 45-day industry placement
  4. T Levels will help young people progress into skilled employment, further study or a higher Apprenticeship
  5. Each programme has been developed in collaboration with sector experts and leading employers.

To find out what T Levels are available to study, or to apply, check out our T Level list.

Useful Resources

For more information on T-Levels, please visit:

T Levels – The Next Level Qualification

T Levels – Information for Parents

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