Want to continue education after GCSEs, but you’re ready for a different approach? With a T level, you’ll learn industry skills from the inside and gain a qualification that places you at the start of a career. With courses starting in September 2022, you can say goodbye to 100% classroom-based learning and hello to a new hybrid style.
Jump ahead with a fresh qualification
Created as an alternative to A levels for 16-19-year-olds, T Levels are a new, two-year qualification focused on developing the practical skills employers look for.
Ideal for people who benefit from both academic and hands-on, experience-based learning, one T Level is equivalent to three A levels. This makes T Levels great for anyone who knows what subject or career they’d like to specialise in and can fast-track you to better skills and opportunities.
At Leeds City College, T Levels include courses in:
- Digital Production, Design & Development
- Education & Childcare
- Health & Science
- Business & Administration
- Engineering & Manufacturing
And from September 2023, we’ll be offering T Levels in Legal, Finance and Accounting, Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care, and Creative & Design.
10 REASONS TO START A T LEVEL
- Gain an industry-recognised qualification
- Specialise in the subject you want a career in
- One T Level = three A levels
- Education that suits your learning and work style
- 80% classroom work, 20% work experience
- Gain transferable technical skills
- Industry placements = industry head start
- No tuition fees
- Over 200 businesses have endorsed T levels
- Get where you want to be, but quicker
TEMPTED? TELL ME WHAT A T LEVEL INVOLVES
Over two years, you’ll experience a modern approach to learning that blends classroom-based study with ‘on-the-job’ skills building. In the classroom, expert tutors with first-hand industry experience will transfer fundamental principles of your chosen sector. You’ll also explore real-world experience through academic perspectives, preparing you for university or a career.
Outside of the classroom, your industry placement will make up a minimum of 315 hours (45 days) with one of our established Leeds City Region employers. Not only will you learn better skills for future employment, but many of our students have been offered paid work directly due to their placement!
A T LEVEL WILL TAKE YOU TO THE TOP
On completion of a T Level, students gain a nationally recognised certificate that shows the overall grade received in their chosen subject – a pass, merit, distinction or distinction*. The certificate also includes information on which modules were studied, appealing to both universities and employers.
Whether you want to progress to university or start your professional career, your possibilities will be endless with the amount of experience gained during your time at Leeds City College!
CHOOSE YOUR BEST FIT
At Leeds City College, we offer T Levels across a range of in-demand industries. The courses we currently offer are:
BUSINESS & ADMINISTRATION
BUSINESS & ADMINISTRATION
Learn important theoretical knowledge of how a business operates alongside gaining hands-on experience in the workplace, preparing you to make a meaningful impact when you progress into the world of work.
DIGITAL PRODUCTION, DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
COMPUTER GAME DEVELOPMENT
Passionate about the web, games industry or business? Train in the technologies that computer programmers need for an ever-changing world.
CYBERSECURITY, DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE & EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
Develop your understanding of programming, cyber security, cloud environments and emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence.
SOFTWARE, CYBER SECURITY & NETWORK ENGINEERING
If you’re wanting to prepare for the world of work, this course will get you ‘career ready.’ Explore the world of Computer Science & IT whilst boosting your employability skills.
EDUCATION & CHILDCARE
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION IN EDUCATION & CHILDCARE
Gain the skills you need to progress in education and childcare, and specialise as an early years educator or teaching assistant.
HEALTH & SCIENCE
TECHNICAL T LEVEL IN HEALTH
Put your compassionate nature to good use by learning the practices of person-centred care. Choose to specialise in adult nursing, therapeutic support or mental health.
Looking for a hands-on route into a scientific or lab-based work setting? From key regulations to good clinical practice, this is a great way to put the theory you learn into practice.
ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING
DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT FOR ENGINEERING MANUFACTURING
Gain an understanding of what is needed to work within the engineering industry – from customer and client requirements to communication and design processes.
MAINTENANCE, INSTALLATION & REPAIR
Learn how to maintain and fix a range of mechanical devices. Topics include: fault detection, diagnosis, isolation and resolution methods.
MANUFACTURING, PROCESSING & CONTROL
Pair your love of design with an understanding of the engineering industry. Learn about the principles of design, meeting customer requirements and design processes.
WHAT ELSE CAN I STUDY?
If a T Level doesn’t sound like the right fit for you, why not take a look at our other options for school leavers? We offer a wide range of vocational courses and apprenticeships.