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 up to 50 days. They also include a technical qualification, as well as English, maths and digital content.  

Industries covered by T-Levels and their start date

T Levels will be available in 15 different industries, all of which Highfield already supports through regulated qualifications.

September 2020

Design, surveying and planning for construction

Digital production, design and development

Education and childcare

September 2021


Onsite construction

Healthcare science 


Building services engineering for construction

Digital business services

Digital support and services

September 2022


Management and administration


Engineering and manufacturing

Design and development for engineering and manufacturing

Maintainance, installation and repair for engineering and manufacturing

September 2023


Animal care and management


Craft and design

Media broadcast and production

Agriculture, land management and production

Human resources

Hair, beauty and aesthetics

The below technical routes are intended to be delivered through apprenticeships:

  • protective services
  • sales, marketing and procurement
  • social care
  • transport and logistics

You can also download our T-Levels factsheet

Further information

T Level Structure:

Occupational Maps:

List of T Level Providers: