Laboratory Science T level

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This is a new generation of qualifications that offer an attractive, technical alternative to studying three different A Levels.

This exciting two-year course has been designed with employers to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to work within the science sector. The T Level has a mixture of technical knowledge and industry work placement to provide you with the skills and experience you need to start your science career.

This is a great opportunity for you to work alongside professionals, become part of a team and develop your skills to put the theory you learn into practice.

Course Information

The T Level is split into three main sections:

  • Technical qualification (TQ) is the main classroom-based element. Students will learn about their chosen sectors through a curriculum designed by employers and developed by an awarding organisation (AO).
  • Industry placement runs for a minimum of 315 hours (45 days) overall and will give students practical insight into their sector and an opportunity to embed the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.
  • English, maths and digital provision are also built into the classroom-based element of the T Level, meaning students will be given a solid foundation of transferable skills.


Who is this course for?

People who are seeking a more hands-on route into a science profession or university course.

Units / Modules

Core Knowledge - This is externally assessed. Graded A*-E

Industry Specialism - This is a coursework based unit, graded Pass/Merit/Distinction.

It will also include a final project in the second year in which you work alongside your employer for your industry placement.

Benefits / Skills

    Your course covers the essential knowledge and skills to work in science, including how the industry works, core scientific concepts and key regulations such as managing information, health and safety and good scientific/clinical practice.

Career Progression

Ideal for those seeking a career in a lab-based setting. This can also be used to progress to a university course, with 168 UCAS points available.

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School of Applied Science
Leeds City College
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