What is a T Level?

T Levels are brand new full-time post-GCSE qualifications that provide you with a perfect balance of classroom learning and real-world experience.

The qualification is equal to three A Levels and highly valued by potential employers.

T Levels are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills that the businesses of today need. The qualification has been designed with 250 leading employers, honing the curriculum to
give you a head start into the world of work. 80% of the course is classroom-based, providing in-depth knowledge of your chosen subject. 20% is made up of an industry placement with an employer, giving you priceless hands-on experience. This powerful combination allows you to gain both theory and practice, with a substantial industry placement for a minimum of 315 hours.

At Lowestoft Sixth Form College and East Coast College, you choose from a choice of six T Levels all starting in September 2022. Each course covers a huge variety of subjects, opening up numerous options and potential career paths. You can study T Levels in:

  • Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction Level 3
  • Digital Production, Design and Development Level 3
  • Education and Childcare Level 3
  • Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing Level 3
  • Health Level 3
  • Healthcare Science Level 3

More than a qualification

When you pass your T Level, you will leave with a technical qualification including core theory in your chosen industry, specialist knowledge and skills for an occupation, a grade 4 in English and maths and valuable industry experience with a relevant employer.

T Levels open up your options. The qualification provides the same UCAS points as three A Levels. You can choose to go on to higher education, including university or a higher apprenticeship, or continue straight into the workplace.

How do I apply?

You can apply to study a T Level now on the Lowestoft Sixth Form College website by clicking on the courses listed under T Levels.

Or if you want to chat to a member of our careers team to find out if T Levels are right for you, email heretohelp@eastcoast.ac.uk or call 0800 854 695.