T Levels

T Levels – Applications open from September 2021

T Levels are two year courses which are equivalent to 3 x A Levels and have been developed in partnership with employers to reflect the needs of industry.

Open to 16 -19 year olds, T Levels prepare students for work, further training or study and offer a mix of classroom learning and work experience during a minimum of 45 days industry placement.


The first T Level qualifications at Macclesfield College will be open for applications from September 2021 with the courses starting in September 2022.


T Levels include:

  • Construction
  • Digital
  • Health

T Level Structure

T Level courses include the following compulsory elements:

  • + An employer-set project
  • + core theory, concepts and specialist skills for an industry area
  • + specialist skills and knowledge for an occupation or career
  • + an industry placement with an employer – between 45-60 days
  • + a minimum standard in Maths and English if students have not already achieved them (GCSE grade 9-4 or Functional Skills level 2)

What next?

Following the successful completion of your T Level you’ll be able to:

Seek employment in a skilled occupation in your chosen career

  • Study a Level 4, 5 or Degree Apprenticeship
  • Move onto higher level study including a Degree, Higher National Certificate/Diploma or a specialist technical or professional qualification