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In our Industry Excellence Academy you can study one of the brand-new Digital 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. 

If you’re interested in digital technologies, computing, data, business or marketing, our courses will help you gain an understanding of the digital sector including, how digital technologies impact business, software design, planning digital projects and much more. You will also develop deeper levels of knowledge and skills on your chosen subject whilst gaining industry experience.


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.

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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
  • 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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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 programme include:

  • How to decompose a computing related problem
  • How to investigate and design algorithms
  • Following industry standard practices to produce a project proposal
  • And much more

Completion of the Jump Start programme 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:

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IDT offers flexible IT support, efficient IT project delivery with expert consultation and solutions. IDT improve organisational performance by leveraging well managed IT infrastructure.

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Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Banking Group is a financial services group that serves people, businesses and communities across the UK.


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.

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It was the course that attracted me to the College, the T Level Transition allows me to experience each area of computing before choosing what I want to specialise in.
Mason Kelly-Scholes, L2 T Level Transition Programme - Cyber Skills for the Digital Age
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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.


If you want to find out more about our Digital 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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