From September 2022, Burton and South Derbyshire College will be offering the 'Next Level Qualification', T-levels. 

After GCSEs, students can now study T-levels, qualifications that combine in-class learning and work experience. This new qualification is the equivalent to 3 A levels.

We will be offering courses in Engineering (Machining) and Education and Childcare. T-Levels are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other 16 to 19 courses. A T-Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher study or apprenticeships.

T-Level students spend 80% of the course in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need. The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where they put these skills into action. T-Levels have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work, further training or study.

Each T-Level includes an in-depth industry placement that lasts at least 45 days. This gives students valuable experience in the workplace while giving employers the opportunity to develop new talent in their industry.

Contact Details

Contact Details


Burton and South Derbyshire College
Tel: 01283 494400

Town Centre Campus


Burton Town Centre Campus, Lichfield Street, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE14 3RL

Stephen Burke Construction Academy


Construction Academy, 21 Tetron Point, William Nadin Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 OBB