WHAT IS A T LEVEL?
Notre Dame was selected as one of the first providers in the UK offering the brand new T Level qualifications starting from September 2020. T Levels follow GCSEs and are equivalent to three A-levels. They will combine classroom theory, practical learning and a 315 hours industry placement to make sure students have a genuine experience of the workplace. The two year T Level courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that they meet the needs of industry and prepare students for work. T Levels provide the skills, knowledge and experience you need to open the door to highly skilled employment, higher level study or apprenticeship.
WHAT T LEVELS DO YOU OFFER?
We will be offering five T Level courses from September 2022. The subject areas are:
HOW IS A T LEVEL DIFFERENT FROM AN APPRENTICESHIP?
A T Level will give you the opportunity to continue your studies and get a much broader idea of what it’s like to work in a certain sector, with the opportunity to specialise later. Apprenticeships are work-based training for those who know what occupation they wish to pursue.
T Levels will prepare you to progress into a skilled job, but you can also choose to take further technical training, such as a higher apprenticeship or degree, if you don’t want to move straight into employment.
What Our Students Say...
“It’s good to recognise while the T Level is new, it’s very well suited for the future and it’s something that will be able to give people a great path and reach their goals. The industry placement will teach me skills you can’t learn in a classroom environment and allow me to develop my skills in practice.”
DAVID BAKER, Digital T Level student
“My T Level course was definitely the right choice for me and my future. It’s clear the course has been designed by employers and I know the industry placement will fast-track me into a digital career”
KAYTLEN TOMMIS-BIRKETT, Digital T Level student
What Our Employers Say...
“It’s great to be able to work with Notre Dame and their students through the T Level programme. We see a lot of young people with energy and a desire to learn. Engaging with them like this really will help to strengthen their skill base and create talented individuals.”
“Offering placements gives students an insight into how we work. We understand that not all students wish to attend university so we offer apprenticeship opportunities for students who wish to further their education and knowledge in a working environment.”
“Providing Health T Level students with invaluable, hands-on industry placements will give them the chance to implement the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in a real-life health care setting.”