construction t-levels student

T-levels at Cirencester College

Cirencester College was the first provider for T-levels in Gloucestershire and the region in 2020.  Now with several years’ experience, we offer a wide range of subjects that are taught by industry specialists in partnership with a large variety of employers.

What are T-levels?

Join the T-level revolution at Cirencester College. T-levels or Technical Levels are ground breaking new qualifications which are equivalent to 3 A-levels.  T-levels have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work, further training or study. Cirencester College have been at the forefront of the roll out of T-levels since September 2020 and now as an experienced provider offer a broad range of subjects

T-levels offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days).

How long do T-levels take to complete?

T-levels are a 2 year full-time course, with 80% of time spent in the classroom and 20% in the work place.

How many T-levels do I need to study?

One, a T-level is an academically rigorous full-time and stand alone programme.

What subjects are available at T-Level?

To access the full list of T-levels click here

Who are T-levels for?

T-levels are ideal for students who are focussed on a particular career or work skills and either want to progress to university, further training, an apprenticeship or employment.

What is the difference between an A-level and a T-level?

A-levels are subject based qualifications which can be studied as part of a three A-level programme or a mixed A-level/Vocational programme.

A T-level is a full-time programme equivalent to 3 A-levels.

Coming in 2024

T-levels are being rolled out very gradually to ensure that they work well. This can be a little frustrating when your chosen career path isn’t yet represented, but all that will change. We are particularly excited about the new T-levels being launched over the next two years. Many of our staff are already working with the exam boards on testing materials and assessments for them.

Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care

We can’t wait to convert our successful Animal, Horse and Countryside Courses into T-levels but we have 1 more year to wait. We plan on launching 4 new pathways in Sept 2024:

  • Animal Care and Management
  • Equine Care and management
  • Either Environmental and habitat management or Arboriculture
  • Agriculture (crop)

Legal, Finance and Accounting – a new option: Insurance

Catering – this will be an entirely new venture for Cirencester and we are exploring our own approach to developing chefs of the future.

Coming in 2025

More t-levels are being announced all the time and we are particularly excited to see Marketing (Marketing, Sales and Logistics) on the schedule.

We will add some new routes to some existing T-levels including ‘Assisting Teaching’ and ‘Supporting and Mentoring’ to the Early Years and Education T-level.

Other pages in this section