T levels are a new form of post-16 technical qualifications in England, starting in September 2020. The qualifications, which will follow GCSEs, will become one of the main choices for students after GCSE alongside:

  • Apprenticeships for students who wish to learn a specific occupation ‘on the job’
  • A levels for students who wish to continue academic education

T levels will be two-year programmes and be equivalent to three A levels. The courses are being developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.

For the engineering and manufacturing T level, the Academy has developed some guidance for the employers who are drafting the content. The guidance can be found in the report below:

Engineering & Manufacturing T level: Common core content (688.80 KB)