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Did you know? T-Levels edition

January 13, 2022
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Employers: DID YOU KNOW?
T Levels are a new, 2-year qualification for 16 to 19 year olds. Designed with employers, each T Level is equivalent to 3 A levels and helps young people develop the knowledge, attitude and practical skills to thrive in the workplace.

At the heart of each course, a 45-day industry placement will give you early access to the brightest talent entering your market. Middlesbrough College are partnering with local businesses to ensure the work placements provided are of the highest standard within local industry.

Business benefits of taking on an industry placement student can include; helping you find solutions for entry-level skills shortages, develop future talent for your business and capitalise on new ideas from a fresh perspective, at no cost.
Employers can claim £1000 for every T Level student they host on a high-quality 45-day (315 hour) industry placement. Employers can claim for up to 20 students, starting their T Level placements from now until July 2022.

To find out how you can take on a T-LEVELS student please visit T Levels | School Leavers | Middlesbrough College (

Candidates/students: DID YOU KNOW?

A T Level is a nationally-recognised qualification that is worth the same number of UCAS points as 3 A levels. T Levels are ideal if you have finished your GCSEs and want the knowledge and experience to get straight into employment, an apprenticeship or higher education.

T Levels have been designed with leading businesses and employers to give you the knowledge and skills you need. More than 250 businesses – including Fujitsu and Skanska – have been involved so you can be confident your T Level will move you to the next level.

T Levels give you the chance to learn what a real career is like while you continue your studies. You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement with an employer to give you the skills and knowledge companies look for.

When you pass your T Level, you will get a nationally recognised certificate showing the overall grade you achieved – pass, merit, distinction or distinction*. It will also give details of what you learned on the course to help you move into skilled employment or a higher apprenticeship.