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All information is sent to the Programme Contact. It’s important that you keep us up to date with designated contacts. You can do so by completing the webform on our change of contact details page.   

You'll only be allocated a Moderator if visiting moderation is required, as outlined in the qualification specification e.g. TQ Education and Childcare. You'll receive confirmation of your Moderator once you've registered and booked your learners on to their occupational Specialism.

For all other moderated qualifications, you won’t be allocated a Moderator as all moderation will take place remotely.

If the qualification has a moderated component, you won’t be allocated an EQA. However, you’ll be allocated a Quality Reviewer who will conduct your annual monitoring review (AMR).  

You should check the qualification specification and associated documents which outline acceptable assessment records.

Professional discussions can be captured electronically. You may find it useful to refer to our video resource ‘Guidance around having a professional discussion.’

Its important assessors maintain their CPD and where possible hold an assessor qualification. Where no assessor qualification is held, centres must provide adequate staff development to ensure assessors are working to national standards (e.g., attendance at our assessor training events). 

Yes, the teacher/Assessor can be the IQA as long as they don’t internally quality assurer their own assessment decisions.

If you are a small centre with one Assessor and one IQA we recommend you internally quality assurer each other’s work. The IQA must be occupationally competent and have knowledge of the subject.

 As an IQA we would expect you to lead standardisation activities and meetings. We encourage all centres to carry out internal moderation as part of their standardisation of practice. This is good practice.

Centres should follow our special consideration guidance on our website and our Special Consideration Policy.

Frequently asked questions for T Level Technical Qualifications

Moderators are allocated at beginning of second year of study when learners have been booked onto the occupational specialism. You should make these bookings in the Portal as soon as possible to make the most of the support available.

The moderator allocation can be found in the 'Products’ tab of the My products screen in the Portal.

For further details on how to access this area of the Portal and view your Moderator’s contact details, please see our T Level system user guide, available within the ‘Support’ area of the Portal.

Frequently asked questions for T Level Technical Qualification in Health (Level 3) (Delivered by NCFE) 603/7066/X 

Occupational specialism – Supporting Healthcare 

In September, NCFE will publish the list of practical assessment activities for the core and optional occupational specialisms in the Supporting Healthcare Tutor Guide, available on the qualification pages on our website. 

The Occupational Specialism component assessment is linear, meaning that learners must complete all assessments at the end of the second year of the qualification, and in the same series. 

The PAA assessment will be available for the first time in April/May 2023, and then every April/May for the lifetime of the qualification. 

FAQs following provider standardisation training – April 2023

T Level Technical Qualification in Science (Level 3) 603/6989/9 - Laboratory Sciences

All the sample assessments and past papers that are available can be found on our website.

The provider guides for each assessment will give guidance on the types of evidence that need to be captured for each task.

The provider guides for each assessment will give guidance on the types of evidence that need to be captured for each task.

T Level Technical Qualification in Science (Level 3) 603/6989/9 - Food Sciences

The provider guides for each assessment will give guidance on the types of evidence that need to be captured for each task.

The provider guides for each assessment will give guidance on the types of evidence that need to be captured for each task.

T Level Technical Qualification in Health (Level 3) 603/7066/X - Supporting the Midwifery Team

Information on moderation and how it works can be found on the preparing for moderation page.

There is no requirement for external clinical staff to attend NCFE training prior to marking. However, you (the provider) should attend the prepare to assess training to support you to run your own standardisation sessions. Any staff involved in making assessment decisions must be occupational competent as per the qualification specification and all staff involved in marking must be standardised.

T Level Technical Qualification in Health (Level 3) 603/7066/X - Supporting the Mental Health Team

The provider guides for each assessment will give guidance on the types of evidence that need to be captured for each task.

The upload checklist, which is provided within the assessment materials pack, states that audio-video recordings are required for all students for all tasks.

PAA assessment materials for the occupational specialism can be found in the Portal. All assessment materials for both part 1 (core) and part 2 are contained within the same zip folder under the A2B section. For further guidance on accessing assessment materials watch our short video.

T Level Technical Qualification in Health (Level 3) 603/7066/X - Supporting the Adult Nursing Team

Professional judgement should be used to determine the student’s most appropriate band. Marks are checked through the standardisation and moderation processes. Marks can be adjusted through that process if required.

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