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 T Levels.

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

Developed with employers, they will give you a head start in developing the job-specific skills and knowledge you’ll need to progress to your dream career!

Construction at Sunderland College

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?

T Levels are vocational qualifications designed with leading employers.  You will gain a high-quality, nationally-recognised technical qualification with a substantial work placement with an employer to experience a real career. You will gain UCAS tariff points and could progress to university, a higher apprenticeship or a highly-skilled career.

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 you haven't already achieved this).

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.

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. You will also need to meet the minimum requirements for maths and English, have completed an industrial placement and any other essential requirements.

Brickwork and construction at Sunderland College

What's different about T Levels?

Studying a T Level, which is equivalent to 3 A-Levels, will provide you with more classroom learning than an apprenticeship and a bigger time commitment than a full-time vocational course. 

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Health & Social Care T Level

98%of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Sunderland College?

Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

We have the widest range of courses in the region

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.