T Levels

Take your learning to the next level…

At Burnley College Sixth Form Centre we are leading the way in offering a wide range of T Levels in Construction, Digital, Education, Engineering and Healthcare Science.

Tenacious | Talented | Trail-Blazing

We’ve even got our own T Level Ambassador, who works alongside the Department of Education to help develop these exciting and innovative qualifications.

T Levels are Level 3 technical qualifications you can complete after GCSEs and are the equivalent to three A Levels. They can allow you to progress to university, to a higher-level apprenticeship or to follow your vocation in the sector of your choice.

T Levels last two years (just like an A Level, Advanced Vocational course or certain Advanced Apprenticeships) and have been developed with employers and businesses so the content meets the needs of industry and prepares you for a successful career.

This exciting qualification offers students a mixture of classroom learning and industry experience during a workplace placement of at least 315 hours (around 45 days) that will help you take your skills and knowledge to the next level and gain valuable sector-specific experience.


T Level Benefits

As a T Level student at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre you will benefit from:

  • Individualised support from Tutors
  • A work placement giving you a real taste of industry
  • University-standard laboratories
  • Established connections with industry
  • Outstanding extra-curricular activities
  • Contemporary learning spaces with the latest high-tech equipment
  • Tutors with industry expertise
  • Our reputation for excellence
  • Personal health and wellbeing support
  • Exciting trips and activities related to your subject areas

Your Entry Requirements for a T Level course

To qualify for a place on a T Level course, you must have at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above. They must include Science, Mathematics and English as you will be required to meet a certain standard in those subjects.

However, there is some flexibility and if you can demonstrate experience in the field, passion, determination and drive, then these can be taken into account.

What does your course include?

What your T Level course includes:

  • Learning the academic theory, concepts and skills for your chosen industry area
  • Discovering the specialist skills and knowledge for a profession
  • An industry placement with an employer (secured by us for you)
  • A minimum standard in Maths and English if you have not already achieved them

Your T Level qualification

When you successfully complete your T Level you will receive an overall grade of:

  • Distinction* (equivalent to AAA* at A Level))
  • Distinction (equivalent to AAA at A Level)
  • Merit (equivalent to BBB at A Level)
  • Pass  – C on the core elements of your course (equivalent to CCC at A Level)
  • Pass – D or E on the core elements of your course (equivalent to DDD at A Level)

Your nationally-recognised certificate will show your overall grade, plus a full breakdown of what you have achieved, including confirmation of your

Maths and English qualifications | Industry placement | Specialist achievements relating to your subject

T Level Trailblazers


Lucy Brotherton

From: Burnley
School: Blessed Trinity RC College
Studied: T Level Healthcare Science
Work Placement: East Lancs Hospitals NHS Trust
Achieved: Distinction
Now: Reading Midwifery at the University of Manchester


Jamie Noon

From: Barnoldswick
School: West Craven High School
Studying: T Level Design Surveying and Planning for Construction
Work Placement: Site Surveying Services Ltd
Future Plans: Geospatial Degree Apprenticeship with current employer
From: Barnoldswick

Meet our T Level Ambassador

Zoe Ashton

Health, Science and the Services Tutor Zoe is one of a select few people to be made a National T Level Ambassador, helping shape the future of T Levels.

With a comprehensive background in the NHS and Midwifery, Zoe is passionate about enabling T Level Students to fulfil their career goals, whether they choose Healthcare Science, Construction, Digital

Want to know more?

Contact our friendly and knowledgeable School Liaison Team: [email protected]

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