The new standard for Technical Education
In collaboration with City & Guilds, we will be offering the T Level technical qualifications (TQ) in Building Services Engineering and On-Site Construction starting from September 2021 (England only).
T Levels are a new level 3 qualification, each equivalent to 3 A-Levels and will be worth UCAS points (for example, a T Level Distinction* is worth the same as 3 A-Levels at A*). They will be recognised by universities and other education providers for learners who wish to further their studies.
T Level TQs in On-Site Construction and BSE development
EAL and City & Guilds collaboration
EAL is the leading specialist skills partner and awarding organisation for the engineering and advanced manufacturing industry. Committed to investing in the industries they serve and the careers of the people working within them.
City & Guilds is a global leader in skills development, providing services to training providers, employers, and trainees across a variety of sectors to meet the needs of today’s workplace.
What does a T Level Include?
- An approved Technical Qualification (TQ) that provides technical knowledge and practical skills specific to a learner's chosen industry or occupation.
- ‘On-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days).
- Functional skills in maths, English and digital at a minimum of Level 2, or GCSEs in English and maths.
- Transferrable workplace skills.
- Enrichment and tutorials
Any other requirements set by T Level panel.
EAL offers qualifications in Functional Skills English and Mathematics, where level 2 has not been achieved in these subjects at Key Stage 4The TQ provides technical knowledge, practical skills and behaviours specific to a learner's chosen industry or occupation, and will make up between 900 and 1400 hours of the two-year T Level programme. The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) will approve the content for the TQ, which they will base on the same standards as apprenticeships. T Levels selected providers are responsible for the delivery and management of the industry placement. You can learn more on the UK Government’s T Levels website.
T Levels will be gradually rolled out over the next few years. By 2023, there will be T Levels available for the following industries:
To learn more, visit the UK Government’s website.
Draft TQ Specifications
Level 3 Construction T Level: Building Services Engineering (8710-31) (PDF)
Level 3 Construction T Level: On-Site Construction (8710-30) (PDF)
July 2020Construction On-Site and BSE TQ development update – download the slides | watch the webinar recording
June 2020On-Site and BSE TQ development update – download the slides | watch the webinar recording
May 2020Milestone and TQ development update – download the slides | watch the webinar recording
February 2020T Level update – download the slides | watch the webinar recording
December 2019Introducing T Levels On-Site and Building Services Engineering – watch the webinar recording (YouTube)
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