T Levels – Technical Education

The Next Level Qualifications

We are delighted to announce that the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) and the Department for Education (DfE) has awarded City & Guilds in collaboration with EAL, to be the delivery partner for new T Level technical qualifications (TQs) in Engineering and Manufacturing, from September 2022.

In collaboration with City & Guilds, we will develop and deliver three Engineering and Manufacturing T Level TQs. This follows on from last year's successful partnership to start delivering Construction qualifications in Wales, and the T Level in Construction: Building Services Engineering from September 2021.

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What are T Levels?

T Levels are the new ‘gold standard’ in technical education in England and are available to 16–19-year-olds upon completion of GCSEs. They are a two-year programme providing an alternative to apprenticeships and A Levels. T Levels are a level 3 qualification; one T Level is roughly equivalent to three A Levels.

T Levels have been developed with employers; employers continue to be involved by reviewing programme content and assessments regularly. This ensures T Level programmes equip learners with the skills and knowledge required to successfully join the workforce within their chosen industry.

T Levels are available in England only and will become one of the main choices for learners after GCSE alongside apprenticeships and A-levels.

The T Level programme includes the following compulsory elements:

  • a TQ which includes: core theory, concepts and skills for an industry area
  • an industry placement with an employer
  • a minimum standard in maths and English if learners have not already achieved them at the start of their T Levels.


We work with employers and industry organisations to ensure our qualifications are fit for purpose.

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We’ve put learners at the heart of these new T Level technical qualifications, and with 140 years of working in education and with industry partners, we're a trusted leader in the field.

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At EAL we are committed to helping learners progress into a job, develop on the job and move into the next job.

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We're here to support you at every stage – find out what you need to deliver our qualifications effectively, from curriculum planning, implementation, programme delivery and resources to support you at every stage.

Resources and Support

Find out how we can support you with planning, delivery and assessment.

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You can find further T Levels resources on City and Guild’s website.

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Events and Webinars

We offer a range of webinars and events to support qualification development and delivery.

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You can find further information about T Levels events on City and Guild’s website.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do you have any questions around T Levels?

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Key Government Links and Resources

To help you promote T Levels, see the Department for Education’s (DfE) range of marketing materials, which includes T Level logos, social media images, high-resolution campaign images and brand and communication guidelines.

You may also find the following resources and documents useful.

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