Introducing new T-levels – starting September 2020

Equivalent to three A-levels, T-levels are new courses starting in September 2020 that follow GCSEs and are designed in direct collaboration with employers and businesses so the content meets the needs of industry head-on. 

These two-year courses offer students a mix of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience and provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door into skilled employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship. 

Crucially, T-levels include an invaluable industry placement of at least 45 days – more than existing technical courses - to give students the best start to their career.   

As a renowned specialist in vocational courses, University College Birmingham is one of the very first colleges in the UK to offer this new qualification, starting with a T-level in Education in September 2020. For more information on T-levels, visit

Across the UK, the Government is set to launch T-levels in the following subject areas (specific T-levels available at University College Birmingham will be confirmed from 2020):

  • Accountancy
  • Agriculture, land management and production
  • Animal care and management
  • Building services engineering
  • Catering
  • Craft and design
  • Cultural heritage and visitor attractions
  • Design, development and control
  • Design, surveying and planning
  • Digital business services
  • Digital production, design and development
  • Digital support and services
  • Education
  • Financial
  • Hair, beauty and aesthetics
  • Health
  • Healthcare science
  • Human resources
  • Legal
  • Maintenance, installation and repair
  • Management and administration
  • Manufacturing and process
  • Media, broadcast and production
  • Onsite construction
  • Science 

Why T-levels? 

Learn your way
Backed by business
Pathway to university
Qualification that counts

T-levels – the essentials

When will they start?
How T-levels will work with other post-16 choices
How T-levels are being developed