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T Levels

Coming to Burnley College Sixth Form Centre in 2021

Introducing the new qualification introduced by the Government – T Levels – available to study at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre from Autumn 2021.


T Levels are a brand new Level 3 technical qualification you can complete after GCSEs and are the equivalent to three A Levels. They can allow you to then 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 students for successful careers.

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


The T Level subjects you can study at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre from Autumn 2021

Science | Healthcare Science

Here at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre, we’re passionate about Health and Science and ensuring that all our students and Themis Apprentices have the skills, knowledge and experience that makes them stand out from the crowd.

As a T Level student 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

At least five GCSEs at Grade 5 or above (including Science and preferably including Maths and English)

If you don’t achieve these qualifications though, still get in touch with us as we can take into account any experience (such as volunteering or work experience) you have in your chosen T Level subject, plus your passion and determination will count, too.

What your T Level course will include:

  • Learning the academic theory, concepts and skills for an industry area
  • Discovering the specialist skills and knowledge for a profession
  • An industry placement with an employer (as a block, day release or a mix of these, or placement could be split between two employers – we will secure placements 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

Interested in showing that you’re: Tenacious | Talented | Trail-Blazing

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