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T Levels: A practical alternative to A Levels

As results day approaches, students across the county will be considering their next steps - and it doesn't have to be A Levels!

An alternative to A Levels, T Levels, which are on offer at Gloucestershire College, provide world class technical education and give students a new choice after GCSEs. They involve a lot of learning and offer an exciting opportunity to develop industry knowledge, skills and behaviours alongside fantastic employer-based projects.

Students spend 80 per cent of their time in the classroom and 20 per cent on a work placement - that's more classroom time than apprenticeships, but still with the essential industry experience.

Classroom time includes essential maths, English and digital skills.

Two years of full-time study for one T Level is equivalent to three A Levels - and a distinction* is worth the equivalent of three A*s at A Level.

If you want to go to university, a T Level is worth UCAS points and recognised by universities. Alternatively, it is a great stepping stone into a skilled job or a higher/ degree level apprenticeship.

Gloucestershire College offers T Levels in Design, surveying and planning for construction, Health - Supporting the adult nursing team and Digital support services: Digital Infrastructure.

Applications are open now for September 2021. Find out more here. 

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