From September 2020 you will have the choice between studying T Levels, A Levels, a vocational course or taking an apprenticeship route. We want to help you decide whether this next level qualification is right for you.
T Levels might be right for you if –
From September 2020, HSDC will be the only College in the region to provide you with the opportunity to study all three new T Levels.
Further T Levels will be launching in 2021 –
Keep an eye out for more information on these upcoming T Levels in the near future!
The industry placement part of the T Level course will last between 45-60 days in total. The exact length of the placement and when you’ll complete it, depends on your chosen T Level.
Placements can be taken as a ‘block’ or as individual days. It varies depending on your chosen industry, course and what works best for you and the College.
Employers are excited to open their doors to T Level students. Harwin, an employer that already takes on student placements with HSDC as part of the Harwin Academy, had this to say about the value of placements –
The combination of work experience and academic instruction has definitely strengthened their passion for engineering and has given both student and Harwin a great insight into a future working relationship.
– Gayle Taylor
Following completion of your T Level, there will be a number of options for you to consider such as skilled employment, a higher apprenticeship or higher education.
Your industry placement is an ideal opportunity for you to showcase your skills and and knowledge. If the employer likes what they see, they may even want to offer you employment once your T Level is over!
Completing your T Level is a great way to help you go on to a Higher Apprenticeship. If you impress the employer at your industry placement, they may even want to take you on as an apprentice through a Higher Apprenticeship.
How will this contribute towards a university application?
You must achieve at least an overall pass grade to receive UCAS points for any university applications.
|UCAS tariff points||T Level overall grade||A level|
|168||Distinction* (A* on the core and distinction in the occupational specialism)||AAA*|
|96||Pass (C or above on the core)||CCC|
|72||Pass (D or E on the core)||DDD|