T-Levels are coming to Blackburn College!

Get ready for T-Levels in Construction, Digital and Early years in September 2023!

A new way to study

T-Levels are a new vocational programme for 16-18 year olds, ideal to study after completing your GCSEs. They are a two-year Level 3 study programme that will offer you a mixture of classroom-based learning and "on-the-job" experience.

A-Level Equivalent

T-Levels are equivalent to three A-Levels and are a two-year advanced qualification bringing classroom and work placement together. T-Levels have been developed in collaboration with employers and are built to be the same standards as Apprenticeships.  This qualification meets the needs of employers and business leaders whilst preparing you for your future career whether you head straight into your career, on to a higher level Apprenticeship or a degree.

Balance between classroom learning and work placement

You will spend 80% of your study programme in the classroom and 20% in a 45-day work placement to equip you with the knowledge and skills employers are looking for.  As part of your classroom based learning you will study relevant topics related to your subject in order to give you the core knowledge and skills needed to work in the sector.  You will be assessed through a range of external exams, assessments and coursework.

During your industry placement you will develop the professional skills required for your chosen industry, as well as the personal, social and employability skills you need for the future.  As part of this work placement, you will be assessed through an employer set project.