T Levels at Harrogate College

A two year qualification that offers academic
learning and practical industry experience.

What is a T Level?

One T Level course is equivalent to three A levels and lets you learn directly from employers. You’ll spend 80% of your time in college and 20% completing a 45-day placement per year – giving you the skills and knowledge employers are looking for.

T Levels cover a wide range of professions that help you gain the experience you need to enter your desired industry. You can choose a T Level in five different areas at Harrogate College: Business, Education & Childcare, Healthcare, Engineering, and Digital & IT.

Your T Level will help you step straight into your chosen career or
progress on to university.

Benefits of a T Level
  • One T Level equates to three A Levels
  • You can progress to university or employment
  • Learn in the classroom and in the workplace
  • Gain industry experience
Considering Higher Education after college?

You can gain UCAS points with T Levels just as you do with A Levels.

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Frequently asked questions

  • When did T Levels launch?

    Employers and providers have been working together to develop T Levels with support from the DfE. T Levels were officially launched in 2020 and are nationally recognised and endorsed by more than 200 businesses.

  • What is the structure?

    T Levels require students to undertake both a technical qualification and an industry placement with an employer. Students will also be required to work toward the attainment of maths and English if they have not already achieved grade 4 at GCSE level.

  • How do industry placements work?

    Placements will last a minimum of 315 hours but can last longer. Harrogate College will support employers offering industry placements, providing assistance with paperwork, a careful planning process and support designing the placement.

  • What will I leave with?

    Students who successfully complete a T Level at Harrogate college will receive a nationally recognised certificate and will have completed an industry placement which will ready them for higher education or employment.

“The best thing about the T Level is the mixture of theory and practical learning. I like to learn the basics so that I can then put it all into practice when doing work experience.”

Adrian Clopot, Digital & IT T Level

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“I think that my T Level will help me get to university as not only does it help me understand useful subjects, the independent learning aspect allows me to be versatile and a better version of myself.”

Claire Antolin, Digital & IT T Level

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