T Levels at New College

We are proud that we were the first provider in Swindon and Wiltshire to offer T Levels! Our first student cohorts are now studying our T Levels in Health, Childcare, Digital and Lab Sciences.

What are T Levels?

T Levels are a fantastic new qualification developed with employers to get you firmly on the ladder to career success. T Levels involve more classroom study than apprenticeships, which means you can experience an industry while you continue your studies.

T Levels:

  • last for two years and are studied five days per week (80% classroom and 20% workplace Time)
  • are equivalent to three A Levels, carrying the equivalent UCAS points
  • prepare learners for a skilled career by providing practical skills and knowledge
  • include an extended industry placement of at least 315 hours
  • are assessed through a combination of exams, course work, workplace reviews, an employer project and an end-point assessment. To pass the qualification, students must have fully completed the extended placement and gained the necessary level of work experience (validated by the employer).

These qualifications are designed to develop skilled workers for sectors of the UK economy. Alongside technical skills, students achieving a T Level will possess the literacy, numeracy and digital skills, wider transferable skills and attitudes required to be successful in specific careers.

They have been developed in partnership with employers and benefit from the unique insights of industry leaders. This means that learners will have the skills and knowledge needed to compete and get ahead in today’s job market.

Like A levels, there are no tuition fees to study a T Level if you start before you are 19 and the college pays for any DBS checks that are required.

You'll gain valuable insights into working in a specific industry and be able to progress to a career, university course or Higher Apprenticeship.

Are they for me?

If you are currently in Year 11 and want to reach an advanced level of technical excellence in a chosen career pathway, then a T Level at New College could be for you!

Entry requirements are standard ones i.e. five grades at 9-5, including English Language and Maths. Some students may be able to study an A Level alongside their T level, if it is relevant to their chosen route.

Which T Levels do New College/SaWIoT offer?

For 2022 entry, we will also be offering T Levels in Business Administration and Accounting and Finance - details coming soon.

Why study T Levels with us?

Fantastic Facilities

We have invested £2+ million in new facilities and equipment including: mock hospital wards with triage rooms and birthing pool built to NHS specifications; a cyber lab and wet lab with facility for bio-chemical lab work. Have a look through our gallery of photos below.

Industry Work Placements

T-Levels include a 45-day industry placement to help you learn what a real career is like. New College student, Emily Dennis, took on an industry placement, while studying for a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. She undertook the placement at Lloyds Pharmacy, which led to her gaining a part-time job there.
Emily said:

“My course and the placement worked side by side – I completed units in medication and communication on my course and this helped at the pharmacy. Lloyds are now seeking to put me on a dispensing qualification which means I can get an NVQ in dispensing and be a dispenser at the end. I want to eventually go to university to do a Pharmaceuticals course, as this is the industry that I’d like to work in. I would definitely recommend doing an industry placement, as it gave me opportunities I wouldn’t have had otherwise.”

T Level industry placements – What students say

T Level industry placements – What employers say

In The Press

There has been some fantastic TV and radio coverage of both our new Institute of Technology development and our great T Level facilities.

Check out this clip from BBC News featuring our T Level Health and Social Care students: