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Business Hub Gosport are dedicated to delivering innovative, industry specific and fully accredited vocational qualifications.

We are pleased to announce that from September 2023, we will be delivering T Levels in Health Sciences and Digital Support Services. Furthermore, we will be introducing Apprenticeships from September 2024. 

Business Hub Gosport can offer specialist information and guidance to businesses, employers and charitable sectors looking to upskill their staff, offer industry placements to our T Level students or who are looking to hire an apprentice from September 2024.

We are committed in ensuring we listen to industry to identify skills shortages, develop our curriculum to deliver career focussed education and shaping our future student cohorts to bring innovation, professionalism and a work-ready attitude to our local, regional and national employers.

If you are interested in our training and development offer or would like to offer Industry Placements to our students, please email acc@stvincent.ac.uk or call us on 02392 603 606, and we can support you with a skills analysis of your employees and create bespoke training and development action plans.

We are committed in ensuring we listen to industry to identify skills shortages, develop our curriculum to deliver career focussed education and shaping our future student cohorts to bring innovation, professionalism and a work-ready attitude to our local, regional and national employers.

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T Level FAQs

What are T Levels?

T Levels are new courses which follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A levels. These 2-year courses, which launched in September 2020, have been developed in collaboration with employers and education providers so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work, further training, or further study.

T Levels offer students a mixture of classroom learning and on-the-job experience through an industry placement of at least 315 hours – approximately 45 days.

How are they different from A levels?

T Levels are two-year technical programmes, designed with employers, to give young people the skills that industries need. The ‘T’ stands for technical and from 2020, T Levels will give 16 to 19 -year olds a technical alternative to A Levels.

T Levels offer students a mixture of classroom learning and on-the-job experience through an industry placement of at least 315 hours – approximately 45 days.

A Levels follow a more academic route while T Levels provide a technical alternative that will prepare young people for careers.

How long do T Levels take to complete?

T Levels are based on the same standards as apprenticeships, designed by employers and approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. We expect the total time for a T Level to be around 1,800 hours over the 2 years, including the industry placement.

Are T Levels better than apprenticeships?

An apprentice spends most of their time in the workplace, learning on-the-job, whereas a T level student will spend most of their time in the classroom. If a student performs particularly well in their technical studies, they can progress onto higher or degree level apprenticeships.So, the answer is that actually they are different but still vocational based.

Do employers recognise T Levels?

T Levels are designed with employers to give young people the skills that industries need, so therefore employers are pleased that these new qualifications fit their criteria.

Are T levels better than A Levels?

One T Level qualification is equivalent to three A Levels and is worth the same amount of UCAS Tariff points overall. For example, achieving a Distinction* in your T Level is equivalent to achieving three A*s at A Level – both are worth a total of 168 UCAS Tariff points. So, they are different because they are vocational and will suit students who prefer to have a more technical career.