T Levels for


In our Industry Excellence Academy, you can study one of the brand-new Business and Administration T Level qualification or Transition Programmes. They have been developed in collaboration with employers, and combine theory, practical and classroom learning with a minimum 45-day industry placement. If you opt to take a T Level, you will spend 20% of your time on an industry placement and 80% in the classroom.

Opportunities in this sector are enormous, with 50,000 new jobs created in Manchester in the past 10 years. Whether you want to start your own business, lead a team or provide project support, a T Level in Business and Administration can give you the head start you need.


T Levels are Level 3, two-year technical programmes that provide you with a high-quality alternative to A Levels.


If you haven’t quite achieved the grades for a T Level there is the option of a Transition Programme, which are Level 2, one-year programmes that will then allow you to progress on to a T Level.

t award

Those successful in gaining a place on our T Levels or Transition Programmes will be eligible for the ‘T Award’, a package of benefits that includes:

  • £300 per year bursary*
  • Free branded work wear
  • Access to industry standard technologies
  • Guaranteed progression to a Higher Education course at UCEN Manchester
  • And much more

*Subject to requirements

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summer school

Summer School is a three-week introduction to our Industry Excellence Academy, T Levels and T Level Transition Programmes.

The programme will include a project based on managing a marketing campaign for a particular product or service, incorporating topics such as:

  • Targeting audiences
  • Creating campaign designs
  • Social media marketing or traditional marketing
  • Presentation skills

Completion of the Summer School is an entry requirement of our T Level and Transition Programmes. 



From our outstanding facilities to fantastic work placement opportunities, get a taste of what it’s like working in the industry and see what you can expect from studying at The Manchester College in our gallery.


If you want to find out more about our Business and Administration T Levels and Transition Programmes, register to attend one of our upcoming open events. Speak to tutors, hear from current students and get a glimpse of our facilities.

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Find out more about our T Level and Transition Programmes that are available to you in our Digital T Level subject guide.