What are T-Levels | Highfield Qualifications

What are T Levels?

T Levels are a new level 3 qualification, aimed at 16-18-year-old learners.

Developed with the support of employers, T Levels will enable learners to obtain the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to enter the world of work or continue their studies at a higher level. Each T Level is equivalent to 3 A-Levels, and takes 2 years to complete.

They are delivered in the classroom through learning sessions and on-the-job learning experiences, including a work placement of approximately 45 days. They also include a technical qualification, as well as English, maths and digital content.  

Industries covered by T-Levels and their start date

September 2020

Design, surveying and planning for construction

Digital production, design and development

Education and childcare






September 2021

Building services engineering for construction

Digital business services

Digital support and services


Healthcare science 

Onsite construction







September 2022


Design and development for engineering and manufacturing

Engineering and manufacturing


Maintainance, installation and repair for engineering and manufacturing

Management and administration

September 2023

Agriculture, land management and production

Animal care and management


Craft and design

Hair, beauty and aesthetics

Human resources


Media broadcast and production