T Levels are two-year programmes for 16-18 year olds, developed in collaboration with employers and include a technical qualification that combines maths, English and digital skills. They will become one of three choices for learners after GCSEs alongside apprenticeships and A Levels.

The government has published the full list of providers who have been selected to deliver T Levels in the 2020 to 2021, 2021 to 2022 and 2022 to 2023 academic year and the T Levels they intend to deliver.

Read about delivering T Levels

From September 2021:

  • EAL and City & Guilds will deliver the new Technical qualifications in Construction. Visit our dedicated webpage to find out more.

From September 2022:

  • EAL and City & Guilds will be delivering the wave 3 route in Engineering and Manufacturing. Visit our dedicated webpage to find out more.

Our provider flyer gives more information on T Levels. We encourage you to use the flyer during your open events for parents and learners

Download our provider flyer

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T Levels action plan

This is the third T Level action plan which the Department for Education has published and aims to provide an implementation update for individuals and organisations interested in T Levels.

Action plan includes information on:
  • Progress towards the delivery of T Levels in 2020 and preparations for 2021 delivery
  • T Levels which will be available for delivery in 2022 and 2023
  • How providers will be able to apply to deliver T Levels in 2022
  • Clarification of various T Level policy areas, including grading, results and certification and UCAS points for T Levels
  • Wider qualification reform work.

Read the full action plan

T Level Professional Development offer from the Education and Training Foundation

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has announced the launch dates for its high-quality T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer, starting to become available from 1 September. The TLPD offer will support eligible providers delivering the T Levels in 2021, to ensure they are well equipped to teach T Levels from the first day. 

There will be six core elements to the offer, which have been designed by experts and in collaboration with employers, professional bodies, T Level panels and industry specialists, and following feedback from the first phase of TLPD support. The offer will continue to be shaped around the workforce's needs alongside relevant regional, employer and curriculum requirements.

Please fill out their online Expression of Interest form to receive direct and relevant updates. You will need to include; your role, region, and T Level subject area, so they can let you know as soon as the CPD most appropriate to you becomes available.

Visit the dedicated website for more information.

T Level transition programme

The government has appointed the Association of Colleges (AoC) to run the T Level transition framework support programme. Working with their partners, The Challenge Network (TCN) they will support volunteer T Level providers who get involved in phased implementation of the T Level transition framework, running up to first delivery in 2020 and 2021. They will:
  • support advisory panels to contribute to thinking on the content of the transition framework
  • provide support for participating providers to develop, package and deliver their local transition programme
  • encourage and facilitate these providers to explore different approaches to implementing certain elements of the transition programme
Read more about the T Level transition framework

Additional one-off payments for 2020 providers

In recognition of the additional costs that are unique to early T Level providers, the DfE will introduce additional one-off payments to providers for each new T Level introduced in 2020, and also for providers introducing the Transition Framework in 2020.

Learn more funding delivery for T Levels

T Levels Branding: The NexT Level

New T Level branding has been unveiled to boost awareness of the new courses ahead of the 2020 rollout. The ‘NexT Level’ brand logo, which has been designed in consultation with employer panel members, further education providers, young people, and parents, will enable 2020 providers to promote the benefits of T Levels to young people in the process of deciding their route into post-16 education.

Find out more at the NexT Level branding

T Levels Research Study: How Are Providers Preparing for Delivery?

Recent research from the National Foundation for Education Research (NFER) provides an independent evidence-informed picture of how provider organisations are preparing to deliver the first three T Levels in Digital, Construction, and Education and Childcare, from September 2020.

The research involved in-depth, semi-structured interviews with senior/middle leaders with organisation-wide responsibility for T Levels in half (25) of the first 50 providers of the three T Levels.

Read the full research and findings

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