T Levels

The first T Level qualifications to be offered at Wirral Met College from September 2022 will include:

  • Onsite Construction 
  • Digital Support Services 
  • Education & Childcare (Early Years)

What are T Levels?

What are T Levels?

  • Technical qualifications at level 3, equivalent to taking 3 A Levels.
  • For those aged 16-19 who have finished their GCSEs and want the knowledge and experience to progress into a job, apprenticeship or Higher Education.
  • Two year programmes: you’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom learning and 20% on a minimum 45 day placement in a role which is relevant to your course e.g. you could spend 10-20 weeks working 2-4 days per week.
Benefits of T Levels

Benefits of T Levels

  • You get valuable work experience to include on your CV or UCAS application.
  • You make connections and gain a valuable reference, to help you find a job once qualifying.
  • You gain a real insight into the industry you’re training to enter – give yourself a head start in knowing what type of job you will want to go into after finishing your course.
  • You will improve your technical skills.
  • You will improve your confidence, learn how to communicate clearly and work as part of a team.

How will T Levels be taught?

1 Core Component

  • Technical knowledge and skills relevant to your chosen industry
  • An employer-set project
  • English and maths; if you haven’t already achieved your GCSE grade 9-4 or Functional Skills level 2, you will continue to study these as part of your T Level

2 Specialist Skills

  • 80% spent in specialist industry learning environments, such as workshops, developing knowledge and skills for specific jobs
  • You will need to demonstrate your ability to work in your chosen industry

3 Industry Placements

  • 20% spent on an industry placement - between 45-60 days
  • You’ll develop the workplace skills that employers are looking for
  • Gain a clearer idea about the job and learn about the opportunities to secure future employment

Where can I progress to after achieving my T Level?

  • Employment in a skilled occupation in your chosen career

  • A level 4, 5 or Degree Apprenticeship

  • Higher level study, such as a Higher National Certificate/Diploma, technical or professional qualification or a Degree at university.

What are the differences between apprenticeships and T Levels?

Apprenticeships - 80% in the workplace and 20% off the job training i.e an employment opportunity with training for those who are keen on working in a specific role.

T Levels - 80% classroom-based with 20% on an extended industry placement. A T Level gives an overview of different roles and career routes within an industry.


What qualifications do I need? 

To be accepted onto a T Level, you should have five GCSEs at grade 9-4.

If you haven’t already achieved GCSE English and maths at grade 9-4 or Functional Skills level 2, you will continue to study these as part of your T Level.

How can I find out more?

If you have any questions about T Levels, please get in touch.

Call 0151 551 7777 or complete our ENQUIRY FORM

Alternatively, REGISTER YOUR INTEREST and be the first to hear the latest news and how to apply online when our T Levels launch.



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