T-Levels: Information for Students

T-Levels: Information for Students

T levels have been introduced as part of the Government’s plan to transform education in the UK. They will provide the knowledge and skills employers need in order to secure the successful future of the UK economy.

If you know which career area is for you, a T level will give you the experience and technical skills needed to get a head start in your chosen area. T levels are designed for young people who are academically strong and provide the chance to learn what a real career is like whilst studying.
You will be assessed by a range of methods including external exams and assessments.
T levels are equivalent to 3 A levels and Level 3 Diplomas.

During your industry placement you will develop transferable technical and practical skills in communication, research and project work. You will develop professional skills for industry as well as the personal, social and employability skills you will need for the future. As part of this placement, you will be assessed through an employer set project.

Which T Levels are available at Heart of Worcestershire College?

HoW College currently offers the following T-Levels:


Education and Childcare

This T level develops the skills and knowledge needed for a rewarding career as an early years practitioner or primary school teacher through this new T level qualification.

This two year course covers all aspects of children’s learning and development, with a 750 hour industry placement providing valuable practical experience to support your chosen career aspirations.

More information can be found here:

Education and Childcare (T-Level), Level 3

Digital Production, Design and Development

This T-Level is aimed at learners who want to be software developers. The two-year course covers best practices in software design & development, how businesses work and how developers help support business functions. Learners also look at the ethical issues surrounding their role as well as legislative awareness and where the industry is moving with emerging technologies.

The occupational specialism allows learners to gain competency in their field through a practical project based on a specific user/customer scenario. During this, learners work through the development processes from planning & analysis through to development of a prototype, testing & evaluating how effective their solution is in meeting the customer’s need.

More information can be found here:

Digital Production Design and Development (T-Level), Level 3

Digital Support and Services

This T level develops the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of digital occupations.

In Year 1 students will develop a general understanding of digital, but will also learn about topics specific to digital support services, including typical job roles and communication methods within the sector, fault analysis and problem resolution. Year 2 gives students the opportunity to specialise in digital support by applying cyber-security procedures and controls; learning how to install, configure and support operating systems and software applications; and how to discover, evaluate and apply reliable sources of knowledge.


Find the full course information and apply here: Digital Support and Services (T-Level), Level 3

Further information regarding T-Levels for students can be found on the HM Government T Levels website.

Will T Levels allow me to progress to university?

T Levels will provide several progression options to students. These include skilled employment, an apprenticeship and higher education.

To help T Level students get into higher education, UCAS tariff points will be allocated to T Levels.

UCAS points will only be allocated to the overall T Level grade. Students must achieve at least an overall pass grade to receive UCAS points.