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T-Levels at Buxton & Leek College

 Buxton & Leek College is offering 5 exciting pathways in T Levels, with a 6th coming soon for 2024.

T Levels are new nationally recognised qualifications that follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A Levels. These two-year programmes have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses, so the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work, further training, or study.

T Levels mix classroom learning with ‘on-the-job’ experience during am industry placement of at least 315 hours.

T Levels are also:

  • Worth UCAS points, with a T Level Distinction worth the same as 3 A Levels at A*.
  • Recognised by universities and other education providers, so you can continue studying if you wish.
  • Involve more classroom study than Apprenticeships. You can experience industry while you can continue your studies.

Entry Requirements:

Digital Support  – a keen interest in technology and a minimum of a Grade 5 in Maths or Computer Science plus Grade 4s in English and at least two other academic GCSEs.

Early Years Education & Childcare – a minimum of a Grade 5 in English, a Grade 4 in Maths, plus a Grade 4 in at least two other academic GCSEs.

Health – a minimum of a Grade 5 in Maths, English Language, and Science (triple or trilogy), plus one additional Grade 4 in an academic GCSE.

Electrical, Manufacturing, Processing & Control – you’ll need a minimum of four Grade 5 GCSEs including Maths, English, and Science.

Onsite Construction: Carpentry & Joinery – GCSEs in Maths and English at Grade 4 or above, or Functional Skills in both English and Maths at Level 2, plus two other GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including a Science and a Design Technology based subject.


There’s lots of more detailed information about T Levels on the Government website here: Introduction of T Levels – GOV.UK (


If you’re a business owner, you can find out more about becoming a T Level employer here!