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T-Levels at South Bank University Sixth Form – An Innovative Approach to Post-16 Education

What are T-Levels?

T Levels are a new option for post-16 education in England, offering students the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed for employment, an apprenticeship, or higher education. These 2-year qualifications are equivalent in size to 3 A levels and combine classroom learning with a 45-day industry placement, giving students the real-world experience and hands-on skills that employers are looking for.

At South Bank University Sixth Form, we offer T Levels in three specialist areas: health, business, and engineering. Our T Level programmes are designed in collaboration with employers to ensure that our students are learning the skills and knowledge that are in high demand in these industries.

The Benefits of T-Levels at South Bank University Sixth Form

There are many benefits to choosing a T Level at South Bank University Sixth Form. Our programmes are taught by experienced professionals who are experts in their fields and have strong connections to industry. This means that our students are learning from the best and getting the inside track on what it takes to succeed in their chosen careers.

In addition to classroom learning, T Level students at South Bank University Sixth Form will also get the opportunity to complete a 45-day industry placement. This placement gives students the chance to apply what they have learned in a real-world setting, build their professional network, and gain valuable work experience.

The T-Level Transition Programme

If you think a T Level might be right for you, but need more time to get ready, consider the T Level Transition Programme at South Bank University Sixth Form. This 1-year post-GCSE course is designed to prepare students for their chosen T Level, giving them the knowledge, practical and study skills, and work experience needed to excel in their subject.

EQUIVALENT TO 3 A LEVELS

One T Level takes 2 years of full-time study and is equivalent in size to 3 A levels.

Frequently asked questions

T Levels are a 2-year qualification that combine classroom learning with an extended 45-day industry placement. They are equivalent in size to 3 A levels and are ideal for students who want to get straight into employment, an apprenticeship, or higher education. T Levels are a new choice for post-16 education in England, offering students a more practical and hands-on approach to learning.

At our Sixth Form, T Levels are a full-time course that takes 2 years to complete. Students will spend 80% of their time in the classroom learning from experienced professionals and 20% on a placement with an employer, giving them the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in a real-world setting.

T Levels are available in three specialist areas at South Bank University Sixth Form: health, accounting, and engineering. These programmes are designed in collaboration with employers to ensure that students are learning the skills and knowledge that are in high demand in these industries.

To apply for a T Level at South Bank University Sixth Form, visit our apply now page and complete the online application form. You will then be invited for an interview so that we can learn more about you and determine if a T Level is the right fit for you.

Yes, many universities accept T Level qualifications as an alternative to A-levels for entry into higher education. T Levels are designed to give students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in employment, an apprenticeship, or higher education, so they are a valuable addition to any student’s post-16 education portfolio.

To learn more about T Levels at South Bank University Sixth Form, visit our T Level page or contact us directly with any questions. We are here to help you explore your post-16 education options and determine the best path for you.

T Levels, BTECs, and A Levels are all post-16 qualifications that can be taken after completing GCSEs. However, they differ in terms of their focus and structure.

T Levels are a 2-year qualification that combines classroom learning with a 45-day work placement. They are designed in collaboration with employers and focus on providing students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a specific industry. T Levels are equivalent in size to 3 A levels and are considered a technical alternative to A levels.

BTECs are practical, work-related qualifications that are focused on providing students with hands-on experience and industry-specific skills. They are available in a wide range of subjects and can be taken at various levels, from entry-level to degree level.

A Levels are traditional academic qualifications that are taken over 2 years and are focused on specific subjects. They are typically required for entry into university and are considered more academically challenging than T Levels or BTECs.

Overall, the best choice for a student will depend on their individual interests, career goals, and learning style. It is important for students to research and consider all of their options before making a decision.

T Levels at South Bank University Sixth Form include a 45-day work placement with an employer in the student’s chosen industry. This gives students the opportunity to gain real-world experience and develop their skills and knowledge in a professional setting. Placements are arranged by the school or college and are an integral part of the T Level programme.

T Levels are currently being rolled out in stages across the UK. South Bank University Sixth Form is one of the schools and colleges offering T Levels, but availability may vary depending on location. It is important for students to check with their local schools and colleges to see what post-16 options are available to them.

Both T Levels and apprenticeships provide students with the opportunity to gain valuable industry experience and develop their skills and knowledge in a specific field. However, T Levels are a full-time, classroom-based qualification that includes a work placement, while apprenticeships are paid employment positions that include training and education. Which option is best for a student will depend on their individual goals and preferences.

T Levels are currently only available on a full-time basis at schools and colleges. They are not currently offered online or as part-time programmes. However, students who are unable to commit to a full-time programme may be able to explore other part-time or online post-16 options, such as evening classes or distance learning courses. It is important for students to carefully consider their schedules and commitments before deciding on a post-16 qualification.

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