Why T Levels?

Imagine being able to study for a career that combines real work experience with learning at college. That’s what you get with a T Level.

With 80% classroom-based learning and 20% industrial placement, you can start preparing for your future career now.

Get a head start developing the essential job-specific skills and knowledge you’ll need to progress to your dream job!

Who are T Levels for?

T Levels are the perfect route for you if you know what job you want to do, you can commit to an intensive course and substantial work placement and you feel you are ready for the world of work.

What will a T Level offer me?

A high-quality, nationally-recognised technical qualification. A substantial, high-quality work placement‎ with an employer to experience a real career. UCAS tariff points and recognised by universities. A vocational qualification designed with leading employers. More classroom learning than an apprenticeship and progression to a highly skilled career, university or a higher apprenticeship.

What will I achieve with a T Level?

T Levels include three elements: A technical qualification (core theory for an industry area and specialist occupation skills), an industry placement and a minimum standard in maths and English (if not already achieved).

What is an industry placement?

As part of your T Level you will take part in a substantial industry placement with an employer, to develop your practical and technical skills for an occupation or career. It will last for at least 45 days (315 hours).

How is a T Level assessed?

You will receive an overall grade for your T Level qualification. This will include a split of the individual technical element grades (core theory will be graded A*-E and specialist skills and knowledge will be graded pass, merit or distinction). To successfully complete the qualification, you will also need to meet the minimum requirements for maths and English, have completed an industrial placement and any other essential requirements.

What's different about T Levels?

Studying a T Level will provide you with more classroom learning than an apprenticeship. There is a bigger time commitment than a full-time vocational course. T Levels have been developed with employers and businesses and are equivalent to 3 A-Levels. 

97.2% of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Hartlepool Sixth Form students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Hartlepool Sixth Form?

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects including Computer Science, Economics, History and Maths. 

*Summer 2019

99.1% overall A-Level pass rate

*Summer 2019

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