T-levels are new, government-backed, career focused qualifications for 16- to 19-year olds. They’re equivalent to three A-levels and are also backed by hundreds of British businesses, who helped to design the courses.

T-levels are offered by many schools and colleges across England and offer your child an ideal first step into their future career. Currently, your child can choose to study one of 18 different T-levels that cover a wide range of sectors and interests, with even more being made available from September 2024.

Each two-year course has been designed with employers from multiple sectors and combines classroom study with a 45-day industry placement to prepare your child for the world of work, or further study like a higher level apprenticeship or university.

Delivered by The Gatsby Charitable Foundation

Our founder and team

Gatsby was founded by businessman and former Science Minister, Lord (David) Sainsbury, and has a dedicated team focused on education policy and technical education reform.

Technical education reform

In 2016, a panel of experts chaired by David Sainsbury, agreed 34 recommendations to transform technical education which have been adopted in full by the UK Government, including the development of T-levels.

Good career guidance

Gatsby created the Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance for pupils in all schools and colleges in England. Now we want to strengthen the support for parents, carers and guardians.