T Levels for


At our Industry Excellence Academy, you can study one of the brand-new Construction T Level qualifications 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.

Demand is high for skilled trades people, construction managers, quantity surveyors and more in Greater Manchester, offering young people endless opportunities in the construction industry. You’ll be learning in a fully simulated working environment with industry standard equipment, which includes 25 specialist construction workshops and bespoke areas for scaffolding, refrigeration, and fire sprinkle installation to name a few.


T Levels are two-year Level 3 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 will be eligible for the ‘T Award’, a package of benefits that includes:

  • £300 per year bursary*
  • Free branded work wear
  • Specialist training such as drone flight and 3D modelling
  • Guaranteed progression to a Higher Education course at UCEN Manchester
  • And much more

*Subject to requirements

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Jump start programme

The Jump Start to T Levels programme is a two-week introduction to our Industry Excellence Academy, T Levels and T Level Transition Programmes.

Topics covered on the Jump Start include:

  • Construction Projects and Team Roles, Design Concepts, Materials, Report Production
  • And much more

Completion of the Jump Start is an entry requirement of our T Level and Transition Programmes.

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We aim to bring together industry professionals and our talented students to help secure the best possible future for our students. These partnerships include: 

Bowmer + Kirkland
Caddick Construction
Conlon Construction
Spatial Initiative
The University of Manchester
Wilmott Dixon


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 Construction 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 Construction T Level subject guide.