Welcome to the next level of learning. T Levels are a cutting-edge qualification designed in collaboration with leading businesses.
T Levels are an alternative to other post-16 courses such as VTQs, apprenticeships or A Levels.
One T Level is equivalent to three A Levels.
Our two-year courses cover core concepts and theories as well as an occupational specialism to provide learners with the skills and knowledge employers are looking for. As part of the course, each learner will experience an in-depth industry placement lasting 45 days. Learners will gain a vital understanding of the workplace and their chosen field of study; employers will gain early access to a talent pipeline for positions within their organisation.
Completing a T Level means learners can step up straight into employment, an apprenticeship or a degree.
If you are an employer and would like to enquire about providing T Level placements, please click here.
Current T Levels at Walsall College
Yes, you can. If you wish undertake further technical training such as a higher apprenticeship or degree, this can be done after your T Level course. As T Levels prepare you to progress into a skilled job, there is also an option to progress straight into employment within your chosen sector.
T Levels, A Levels or VTQs (such as BTECs) can all lead straight to university. University entry requirements are based on a UCAS tariff which allocates points to qualification grades. The table below shows how T Levels equate to A Levels and BTEC qualifications.
|UCAS Tariff points||T Level overall grade||BTEC grade||A Level grades|
|96||Pass (C or above on the core)||MMM||CCC|
|72||Pass (D or E on the core)||DDD|
Entry requirements differ between courses. The best way to check can be found on the 'Entry Requirements' section on the individual course information pages.
Apprenticeships are mostly spent on a work placement with a minimum of 6 hours per week studying at college. T Levels are mostly spent in the classroom, with a work placement lasting 45 days.
No, studying a T Level does not mean you are employed. It simply means you are on a work placement with that employer.
T levels and Apprenticeships are different. A T Level offers a broader idea of what it is like to work in a specific sector, with the opportunity to continue studies and specialise at a later date. Apprenticeships are paid, work-based training designed for those who know what occupation they wish to pursue.
Employers we work with
Supporting the Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning T Level. Students can spend their 45 day placement with Balfour Beatty VINCI, a HS2 construction partner for the West Midlands. A workforce of over 8,000 will be employed by BBV to deliver its £5 billion main civil engineering contracts on HS2. Around 400 of those roles are being filled by apprentices and graduates.
Supporting the Construction: Design, Planning and Surveying T Level, students can spend their placement with CLC Contractors Limited. Here, they will work on a range of property and asset management services. Projects include converting the Midwifery Led Unit at The Royal Princess Hospital to a new Priority Admissions Unit. They also work alongside 650 housing associations, local authorities and care providers to improve the homes, lives and neighbourhoods for their residents throughout the UK.
Supporting the Digital Production, Design and Development T Level, Students will spend their 45 day placement with LearnPlay Foundation. With successful media, programming and promotional task forces, LearnPlay Foundation has opportunities for students to develop their skills in a variety of areas. This includes film production, editing and computer game programming to design, distribution and direct marketing.
Supporting the Health T Level, Students will spend their placement with Walsall NHS Trust placed across one of 15 clinical wards. Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides local general hospital and community services to around 260,000 people in Walsall and the surrounding areas and is the only provider of NHS acute care in Walsall.