“T” (for technical) Levels are new courses – equivalent to 3A Levels, which will be offered progressively in Sixth Forms and Colleges in England starting from September 2020. The UK Government intends that T Levels will become one of the main choice for Students after GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education), alongside apprenticeships, for students who wish to learn a specific occupation ‘on the job’ and ‘A’ levels for students who wish to continue an academic education.
The T Level courses, each lasting two years have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.
This new qualification complements the current BTEC qualification – offered by a number of UAE schools, which includes Business and Technology subject options but does not incorporate industry placement on a compulsory basis.
UK curriculum schools in the UAE fully anticipate that this additional pathway for students will become available and have welcomes its introduction.
Commenting on the introduction of “T” Levels, Mr. Simon O’Connor, Principal of KHDA Outstanding-rated GEMS Jumeirah College stated:
“The new T Level qualification certainly answers the question regarding a powerhouse qualification for less academic routes for our students which has been asked for so long.”