T Levels

The first T Level qualifications to be offered at Wirral Met College from September 2022 will include:

What are T Levels?

What are T Levels?

  • Technical qualifications at level 3, equivalent to taking 3 A Levels.

  • For those aged 16-19 who have finished their GCSEs and want the knowledge and experience to progress into a job, apprenticeship or Higher Education.

  • Two year programmes: you’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom learning and 20% on a minimum 45 day placement in a role which is relevant to your course e.g. you could spend 10-20 weeks working 2-4 days per week.


Benefits of T Levels

Benefits of T Levels

  • You get a high quality industry placement to include on your CV or UCAS application.
  • You make connections and gain a valuable reference, to help you find a job once qualifying.
  • You gain a real insight into the industry you’re training to enter – give yourself a head start in knowing what type of job you will want to go into after finishing your course.
  • You will develop high quality technical skills.
  • You will benefit from focused individual support and personal development. 
  • We offer a package of benefits including a £300 per year bursary*, free branded workwear, entry to national competitions, masterclasses, a laptop and much more.

*Subject to requirements including 95% attendance, positive attitude and grade profile.


How will T Levels be taught?

1 Core Component

  • Technical knowledge and skills relevant to your chosen industry (75% assessment)
  • An employer-set project (25% assessment)

2 Specialist Skills

  • 80% spent in specialist industry learning environments, developing knowledge and skills for specific jobs

3 Industry Placements

  • 20% spent on an industry placement - between 45-60 days
  • You’ll develop the workplace skills that employers are looking for, gain a clearer idea about the job and learn about the opportunities to secure future employment

Where can I progress to after achieving my T Level?

  • Employment in a skilled occupation in your chosen career

  • A level 4, 5 or Degree Apprenticeship

  • Higher level study, such as a Higher National Certificate/Diploma, technical or professional qualification or a Degree at university.

What are the differences between apprenticeships and T Levels?

Apprenticeships - 80% in the workplace and 20% off the job training i.e an employment opportunity with training for those who are keen on working in a specific role.

T Levels - 80% classroom-based with 20% on an extended industry placement. A T Level gives an overview of different roles and career routes within an industry. You do not get paid for your industry placement on the T Level course, however you may beeligible for the ‘T Award’ which includes a £300 per year bursary*.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A* - C/9 - 4, including English Language and Maths.

The Digital Support Services T Level requires an IT-related GCSE such as IT, Computing or Computer Science.


T Award


Those successful in gaining a place on our T Levels or Transition Programmes will be eligible for the ‘T Award’, a package of benefits that includes:

  • Upto £300 per year bursary*
  • Free branded work wear
  • Access to industry standard technologies
  • Guaranteed progression to a university level course at Wirral Met College, and much more!

*Subject to eligibility

T Level Transition Programme

If you’re not quite ready for a T Level or don’t quite achieve the grades and would still like to do a T Level there is the option of a one-year Transition Programme, which will then allow you tomove on to a T Level the following year and gain a qualification at the same time.

The T Level Transition Programme is a 1-year post GCSE course. It will give you relevant knowledge, practical and study skills to excel in your subject.

On a T level Transition programme you will:

  • Gain technical knowledge and practical skills relevant to your chosen T Level route.
  • Get ready for your T Level with industry work experience and preparation.
  • Develop your English and maths skills.
  • Benefit from focused individual support and personal development.

 More information on how to apply is coming soon!



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