T Levels at Barnfield College


T Levels are a new qualification that follows GCSEs and are equivalent to studying 3 A Levels, they give you a head start towards the career you want. These 2-year courses bring classroom learning, practical skills and an extended industry placement together on a course designed in partnership with employers and businesses.

You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement, designed to develop your practical skills in specialist facilities and getting you ready for work. Alternatively, you can use your T Level to move onto an apprenticeship or a degree.


We currently offer T Levels in the following area:




How long does a T Level take?

2 years of study.


How long is the placement within your T Level?

The placement lasts around 45 days (minimum 315 hours), the placement can be taken as a block of days or individual days. This often differs on the T Level course you undertake.


What are my career options after completing my T Level?

T Levels help you get work ready, meaning you can move onto an apprenticeship or an entry level job after your T Level. Alternatively, T Levels give you UCAS points so you can progress to University upon completion of your T Level.


When can I apply?

Applications are open, visit the course page to find out more and submit your application.


I can’t find the subject I’m interested in, are more T Levels coming?

There are new T Level pathways coming soon, keep an eye on our website and social media for the latest information.


When do T Levels begin?

T Level courses start in September 2022.


Are all T Levels equivalent of 3 A Levels?

Yes, a T Level gives you UCAS points, like A Levels. Gaining a Distinction* in your T Level is the equivalent of three A* grades at A Level.


When do the placements start?

Placements will begin in the first year of your T Level course, depending on securing your placement. Our GAP team will help you to find a placement relevant to your course, but we encourage you to start looking into this before you start your course.