T Levels

Intensive industry placement and technical study.

T Levels are demanding, classroom-based, technical study programmes with industry placements, that will allow students to learn what a real career is like while they study.

  • How will T Levels be graded?

    Students will be graded for their Core Assessment: A* to E and U (ungraded) and Occupational Specialism Assessment method: Distinction, Merit, Pass and U (ungraded).

    For students who want to progress to higher education, UCAS tariff points will also be allocated to the overall T Level grade.

  • How do T Levels work?

    T Levels consist of several essential elements:

    • An approved Technical Qualification (TQ) that provides technical knowledge and practical skills specific to a learner’s chosen industry or occupation.
    • ‘On-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 350 hours.
    • Functional skills in maths, English and digital at a minimum of Level 2, or GCSEs in English and maths.
    • transferable workplace skills.
    • Enrichment and tutorials.
  • What can I do after a T Level?

    T Levels can open up a wide range of progression opportunities for students to consider.

    Your T Level will be worth UCAS points – a T Level Distinction* is worth the same as 3 A Levels at A* – and will be recognised by universities and other education providers so you can choose to continue studying if you wish.


    You could progress to;


  • Are T Levels recognised by employers?

    Yes! The T Level programme has been developed in collaboration with sector experts and leading employers to ensure they meet the needs of the workforce and set learners up for success. T Levels are just as valid as A levels and recognised by employers and the wider industry for their rigour and quality.

  • Why choose New City College?

    Students studying at New City College will benefit from:

    • skilled teachers who are passionate about your course subject
    • purpose-designed training rooms
    • onsite work environments
    • in-house support by our qualified practitioners
    • valuable industry placements