What Are T Levels

What are T Levels?

T levels are a high-quality, work-focused alternative to A Levels for young people once they’ve completed their GCSEs.

They offer new routes to employment or further learning for young people looking to gain a head-start towards the career they want.

T Levels are a 2 year qualification choice that follow GCSEs.

The T Level qualification brings classroom and work placement together on a course designed with employers and businesses.

T Level Video

Where Will It Take Me?

Your T Level  will support you  to progress into an entry-level skilled job, a higher apprenticeship or on to further study, including at university.

Grading and certification

Students who complete their T Level will get a nationally recognised certificate which will show their overall grade and a breakdown of what they have achieved.

To help T Level students progress into higher education, UCAS tariff points will be allocated to

T Levels.

Industry Placement

You will spend a minimum of 45 days on an Industry Placement to give you the skills and knowledge employers are looking for.

Ferndown Upper School have partnered with some of the leading employers in Dorset to offer our students a high-quality Industry Placement.

Our Industry Placement partners include:

J.P. Morgan, NHS in Dorset and Dorset Council

Unrivalled Facilities with our New Digital Education Building for 2023

Over the past four years we have heavily invested in our digital technology facilities.

With £1.5 million of investment that will provide 7 fully equipped digital education spaces, in which we deliver all our computing courses.

T Level Courses at Ferndown Upper School

Digital T Levels:

T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development (Software Developer)

T Level in Digital Support Services


Education and Early Years T Levels:

T Level in Education and Early Years

L2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner


More Information

T Level Information For Parents

T Level Information From The Government