T Levels

Everything you need to know

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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. As a new qualification, here are some answers to the most frequently asked T Level questions.

Why study a T Level?

The key benefit of completing a T level is the sheer amount of on-the-job experience it includes. You’ll spend 20% of your time – 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.

Which T Levels can I study at Hartpury College?

Hartpury College is one of the first providers to deliver T Levels in Livestock Production, Crop Production, and Land-Based Engineering. We'll be adding T Levels in our animal and equine subject areas in future years.

A T Level qualification is worth the same amount of UCAS points as three A-levels. When you finish your T Level, you'll be well-equipped with the practical skills and expertise to enter employment within a technical role or further specialise at university, helping to create a stronger economy and a more sustainable future.

Our T Levels

Open days

Our events are designed to inform and inspire, helping you to make the right decisions about your future. You’ll find out about Hartpury student life and how we’ll support you 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.

T Level transition

If you’re not quite ready for a T Level, our one-year transition courses (subject to change) could be for you. You'll study a blend of Level 2 and 3 modules to develop your specialist knowledge, gain hands-on expertise and study skills, focus on your personal development, and undertake work experience in industry. On successful completion, you could progress onto your chosen T Level, an apprenticeship, or into related employment.

Ready to apply?

Places to study at our Ofsted Outstanding college are competitive, so we recommend submitting your application early before courses fill up.

To apply for a T Level course at Hartpury College please complete an online application. Once submitted, we’ll be in touch to progress next steps.

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