T Levels

Coming in 2024

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T Levels are set to become one of the main choices after GCSEs. Developed with employers and educational providers, these two-year ‘technical programmes’ give students the applied skills that industries need.

With a T Level, you’ll gain a high-quality education and heaps of practical skills. This will open a clearly defined route into further study or a skilled role within our related land-based industries.

T Levels at Hartpury College

We’ll be adding T Levels in our animal, agriculture and equine subject areas in from 2024.

Our courses

The key benefit of completing a T level is the sheer amount of on-the-job experience it includes. You’ll spend 315 hours – that’s 45 days or nine weeks – gaining first-hand experience of your chosen career whilst developing the practical skills that employers are looking for.

That’s in addition to the outstanding education you’ll gain in the classroom. When you finish your T Level, you’ll be well-prepared to launch a successful career and help to create a stronger economy for our future.

Land-Based Engineering

The course will give you core knowledge and practical skills across engineering systems, machinery operation, and workshop skills, which you’ll apply in our dedicated on-site workshops and through an integrated industry placement.

You’ll develop a fundamental understanding of engineering systems, building on basic operation systems. Learn how to inspect farm machinery and equipment, and carry out complex test procedures using diagnostic equipment to identify faults in engine, hydraulic and breaking systems. You’ll gain an understanding of safe working practices and how these can be applied within industry.

Coming in 2024.

Open days

Our events are design to inform and inspire, helping you to make the right decision about your future. You’ll find out about Hartpury student life and how we’ll support your to develop the skills and experience you need. You’ll meet course managers, support teams, current students and more.


To study a T Level, you'll need 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, to include English Language and Maths. Other occupation-specific requirements may apply.

A T Level qualification is worth the same amount of UCAS points as three A-levels. When you finish your course, you'll have the practical skills and expertise to enter employment in a technical role and make a difference from day one of your career.