T Levels are new courses coming in September 2020, which will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to 3 A levels. These 2-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.
T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days). They will provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door into skilled employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship.
The first 3 T Levels will be available at selected colleges, schools and other providers across England in September 2020.
A further 7 T Levels will be available in September 2021 with the remaining courses starting in either 2022 or 2023.
For further information visit the Department for Education web page Introduction of T Levels
The Government has also launched a new T Levels website with informality for employers and students.