T Levels


We are excited to increase our offer across the group, offering brand new T Level qualifications from September 2023.

T Levels are new two-year, technical qualifications which have been designed with employers to give you skills which are needed by industry!

They’ve been developed as an alternative to A-Levels and will give you have real experience of the workplace by combining classroom study, practical learning and a three month industry placement.

Developed in collaboration with employers and businesses, you can be assured they will give you the knowledge and skills that will prepare you for work.

T Levels will provide the skills, knowledge and experience that will help you get a foot in the door to your career.


Courses available

Apply to study a T Level at Chichester College in September 2024:

Education & Early Years Route

Engineering & Manufacturing Route

Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy Route  

  • Beauty Therapy
  • Hairdressing
Legal, Finance & Accounting Route

Health & Science Route

Media, Broadcast & Production Route

  • Media, Broadcast & Production 

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90% pass rate for 2023!

Students at Chichester College recorded a 90% pass rate for their first set of results in 2023!

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    19 August 2022

    First T Level students heading into dream jobs

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  • T Levels Results 2022
    18 August 2022

    First Chichester College T Level students celebrate 100% pass rate

    Students at Chichester College are celebrating today after receiving their very first T Level results – and it’s been a ...


Frequently Asked Questions

We've tried to answer some of the most frequently asked questions below, but for any further queries please email T-Levels@chigroup.ac.uk or call 01243 786321 extension 2722.

T Levels are a great choice if you:

  • Are aspiring to achieve an advanced level of technical excellence in your chosen career;
  • Value the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge, both in the classroom and the workplace; and
  • Are keen to start experiencing the world of work and develop your employability skills.

T Level courses will include the following compulsory elements:

A technical qualification, which will include

  • core theory, concepts and skills for an industry area
  • specialist skills and knowledge for an occupation or career
  • an industry placement with an employer
  • a minimum standard in maths and English if students have not already achieved them

Industry placements

Every T Level will include an industry placement with an employer focused on developing the practical and technical skills required for the occupation. These will last a minimum of 315 hours (approximately 45 days) but can last longer. Employers can offer industry placements as a block, day release or a mix of these, and can discuss sharing part of the placement with another employer if necessary.

Providers will support employers offering industry placements. This will include assistance with the necessary paperwork, a careful planning process and support with designing the industry placement.

The sky is the limit! When you complete your T Level, you’ll have lots of opportunities including:

  • Employment in a skilled occupation;

  • Higher or degree level apprenticeships; or

  • Higher level study, including university.

A minimum of 5 GCSEs including maths & English grades 9-4 (A*-C).

T Level Foundation Year courses focus on the following five core components:

Diagnostic and guidance period

To assess students' capability and support needs in order to tailor their T Level Foundation Year to address these needs. This also helps students to decide which T Level they want to prepare for.

English and maths

For students who do not hold at least a GCSE grade 4 in English and/or Maths and are required to continue studying as per the condition of funding.

Work experience and preparation

To develop the skills, behaviours, attitude and confidence that will be needed to complete the T Level industry placement.

Introductory technical skills

Introductory skills and concepts to prepare students for the T Level route they wish to progress to.

Pastoral support and personal development

Relevant and meaningful support to address barriers to education, support emotional and/or mental health difficulties and support the development of study skills, and reflective and resilience skills.

If you have any questions, get in touch. You can email us at T-Levels@chigroup.ac.uk or call 01243 786321 extension 2722.

That’s great! Employers are essential to the success of our T Level programmes and we’d love to speak to you.

Please visit our  T Levels for Employers page to find out more about becoming a T Level Employer.

Are You Ready For The Next Level?