Construction and Building Service Engineering
From September 2021, in collaboration with City & Guilds, we will be offering the T Level technical qualifications (TQs) in Building Services Engineering and On-Site Construction. These will only be available in England.
EAL and City & Guilds bring together the strength of two market-leading awarding bodies in qualifications and skills development in the construction and built environment sector. Our aims during the development and implementation of this new suite of qualifications are to help people prepare for the world of work, help them develop in their job and progress on to their next job.
As we move into the delivery phase, we will be producing a suite of resources to support you with the curriculum and implementation. We have put together a list of activities to help you prepare ahead for the TQs first teaching in September 2021.
Please refer to the timeline of activities to ensure that you have everything in place and are ready to hit the ground running.
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- September 2020 (PDF)
- July 2020 (PDF)
- February 2020 (PDF)
- May 2020 (PDF)
Here you will find the recordings and slides from each of our T Level update webinars.
Introducing T Levels On-Site and Building Services Engineering – watch the webinar recording (YouTube)
Draft TQ Specifications
Draft Qualification Content Packs
Draft T Level Technical Qualification in Building Services Engineering for Construction (Level 3) (8710-31) (PDF)
Draft T Level Technical Qualification in Onsite for Construction (Level 3) (8710-30) (PDF)
The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute) awarded contracts for the second wave of T Level Technical Qualifications (TQs) in October 2019, and these will be taught from September 2021. Each TQ will be subject to Approval by the Institute (as required by the Apprenticeship, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009).
These qualifications are going through a robust development process and have not yet been Approved by the Institute. Awarding Organisations (AOs) continue to engage with Providers as part of the development process. This may include sharing drafts of the Technical Qualification Specification and/or Specimen Assessment Materials.
Providers should be aware that these documents are likely to change as work between the Institute and AOs continues at depth and pace. These materials are being shared with Eligible Providers solely for information purposes to ensure as much visibility as possible during the development period. Pending approval by the Institute and accreditation by Ofqual, materials are expected to be shared with Providers in December 2020.
Our pre-approval support phase runs until 21 February 2021. We will then open the approval window on 22 February 2022.
Please click on the link below to view our approval timeline:
View the slides and recording from our Eligible Provider Approval and Support webinar delivered on 23 November:
If you are an eligible provider for Wave 2, you can receive additional pre-approval support and guidance before we open the approval window on 22 February 2021. Please make sure you complete our pre-approval questionnaire so we can allocate you one of our Technical Qualification Associates (TQAs).
Approval application forms
Our approval process for TQs will open on 22 February 22. Please check back in January, when the centre and qualification approval forms will be published here.
Please note the approval criteria are listed in the TQ Specifications.
Contact update form
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How can we access the TQ content for On-site Construction and BSE?
Get in touch with our team to find out how you can get involved: email@example.com.
When will the wave two TQ specifications for 2021 delivery be ready?
As a 2021 provider will I be able to see the specification/s earlier than September 2020?
Who is the target audience for an ‘On-site’ and ‘BSE’ T Level Pathway?
When will the final Wave 2 TQs in On-Site and BSE Guided Learning Hours (GLHs) be decided?
The GLHs are still being determined during the development phase of the TQ. We are conducting further consultations and surveys to gain opinion based on the amplified content which will determine the GLHs. We are currently developing and engaging with the industry to establish what this content will look like. This will be ratified with IfATE, further experts, and route panel members.
Will there be an equipment list that is needed for each of the occupational specialisms?
Do you have an IT requirement or license to practice (LTP) in either of these pathways?
Is there a bridging qualification so learners can access apprenticeships afterwards?
What support is available for eligible providers in terms of teaching, delivery and assessment?
We are also producing two core textbooks through Hodder Education. A Building Service Engineering and a Construction edition. These are currently scheduled for publication in October and November 2021.
In the meantime, you can access the government’s NexT Level campaign launched last year. It has the information young people need to apply for the first of the pioneering T Levels starting September 2020.
There is also a new Department for Education (DfE) website for more information on T Levels.
The Education and Training Foundation has been asked by the DfE to deliver a workforce development offer ahead of T Levels. The T Level Professional Development offer aims to ensure that further education and post-16 providers are T Level ready. This means ensuring that teachers, trainers, and leaders have the teaching skills, subject knowledge and confidence needed to deliver high-quality courses from the outset. Visit their website for more information.
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