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T Levels

T Levels are a qualification after GCSE that will take your future to the next level. T Levels are an alternative to A Levels, apprenticeships and other 16-19 courses.

Equivalent to 3 A Levels

A T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher study or apprenticeships.

With T Levels and A Levels equally recognised by universities, employers and other organisations, the choice of which route to take is up to you.

For example, achieving a Distinction* in your T Level is equivalent to achieving three A*s at A Level – both worth a total of 168 UCAS Tariff points.

80% Classroom, 20% Workplace

You will spend 80% of your time in a learning environment, gaining the skills employers look for. The other 20% of the time, you will be involved in a meaningful industry placement, where you can put your skills into practice.

The placement is a fantastic opportunity to put into practice the things you have learnt, to further develop your skills and knowledge, and to try out a potential career path.

45-day Industry Placement

Take part in an in-depth industry placement that gives you valuable experience in the workplace.

Every T Level will include an industry placement with an employer, focused on developing the practical and technical skills required for your future. These will last a minimum of 315 hours (approximately 45 days) but can last longer.

How you apply for a course at Dover College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Explore our subject areas and see which of our courses is right for you.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply for your chosen course via our website.

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Come along to an applicant day here at EKC Dover College, where you can meet our team and enrol onto one of our courses.

Career prospects

Mechanical Engineers
Annual pay
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.
Role description
Mechanical engineers undertake research and design, direct the manufacture and manage the operation and maintenance of engines, machines, aircraft, vehicle and ships’ structures, building services and other mechanical items.
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