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 will be available at Heart of Worcestershire College in September 2021?

HoW College currently offers the following T-Levels starting in September 2021:


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 digital (software) developers. The two-year course covers how digital designers and developers need to serve customers, analyse user needs and show an awareness of legal and ethical factors when developing software. The occupational specialism includes an extended project whereby learners are given a specific user / customer scenario and they have to analyse the problem, design a solution, develop a working prototype, test and evaluate how effective their solution is in meeting the customer’s needs.

More information can be found here:

Digital Production Design and Development (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.