T Levels

This new qualification combines classroom theory and practical learning with an extended industry placement of 45 days. T Levels are Level 3 courses.

T Level Education & Childcare

Gain a qualification and on-the-job experience with a T Level

T Levels are new two-year courses coming in September 2020 and will be equivalent to three A Levels. T Levels combine classroom theory, practical learning and a three-month industry placement with an employer to make sure students have real experience of the workplace. T Levels have been developed in collaboration with employers so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work. They provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door to highly skilled employment, an Apprenticeship or higher level study. Around 80% of your time will be spent at College with the remaining 20% being spent at your placement. This differs to an Apprenticeship, which is typically 80% on-the-job and 20% in the classroom.

Experience with a real employer in a real workplace will allow you to apply the skills and knowledge you learn in the classroom to the job, giving you a taste of the world of work you expect once you complete your studies.

You'll need a GCSE in English (Language or Literature) at Grade 4, a GCSE in Maths at Grade 4 and two other GCSEs at Grade 4 (including Combined Science for Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning) or Level 2 Diploma in an appropriate subject (Merit).

Find out more:

Gov.uk T Levels

T Level Digital Production, Design & Development

Why choose this course?

If you have an interest in computer programming then this T Level may be the right course for you. This brand new course has been developed in collaboration with employers to give you the skills needed to work within the software development industry. 

What will I learn?

This T Level consists of a Core Component, Occupational Specialism and Industry Placement. The Core Component topics include; fundamentals of data, physical and cloud systems, legislation and security. Occupational specialism topics covered include; systems analysis, designing and developing software, testing software, maintaining and supporting software, developing software in a collaborative environment and legal and regulatory requirements. You will also undertake an industry placement with an employer focused on developing your practical and technical skills. These will last a minimum of 45 working days but can last longer.

Where will it take me?

Careers within the Software Development Industry include Software Testing, Software Development, Games Design, Web Development and Database Administration.

T Levels at Truro and Penwith College
T Levels at Truro and Penwith College

T Level Education & Childcare

Why choose this course?

If you have an interest in education and childcare then this T Level may be the right course for you. In addition to your College studies, you will undertake a placement within a childcare/education setting for a minimum of 45 days.

What will I learn?

In 2020 the Education pathway and Early Years pathway will be offered. These pathways will consist of studying core topics to gain knowledge and understanding, an industry placement and occupational specialist topics. Core topics include: An overview of childcare and education (0-19), child development, supporting education, safeguarding, health and safety and wellbeing, behaviour, observation and assessment, equality and diversity, Special Educational Needs and disability, English as an additional language, parents, families and carers, working with others and reflective practice. Students will study and be assessed on occupational specialism topics.

Where will it take me?

On successful completion of the Technical Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education, you will be ideally placed to seek employment in a variety of roles, such as a Children's Centre Worker, Nursery Nurse, Nanny, Teaching Assistant, or Learning Assistant. Alternatively, you may continue on to Higher Education courses in Early Years and Family Studies, or Primary Teaching.

T Level Construction: Design, Surveying & Planning

Why choose this course?

If you have an interest in technical construction or civil engineering this T Level may be the right course for you.

What will I learn?

This T Level consists of a Core Component, Occupational Specialism and an Industry Placement. You will study a number of core and specialist modules to develop your knowledge, understanding and competence including health and safety, science, design, construction and the built environment industry, sustainability, measurement, building technology, information and data, relationship management, digital technology, construction business structure, project management, law valuations, material properties, structural elements, loading and potential failure, maths for structural analysis, structural mechanics, maths techniques, geology, setting out earthworks. In addition to modules studied at College, you will spend a significant amount of time learning in the workplace. You will be guided and supported to develop skills and competence, applying what you have learnt to a real-world scenario.

Where will it take me?

With further training this qualification could lead to many careers within the building industry including Construction Site Engineering, Building Control, Geospatial Surveying and Town Planning.