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Creating the next generation of skilled workers

T Levels are new 2 year programmes for 16-18 year olds.

They have been developed in collaboration with employers and include a technical qualification that integrates maths, English and digital skills.

T Levels feature an employer set project and a substantial work placement of a minimum of 45 working days. They are designed to equip young people with the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to progress into work or higher-level study.

Supporting providers every step of the way

We understand that delivering T levels is a major change for training providers. That's why we’re developing a comprehensive package of support materials and activities to help providers get ready to deliver brilliant T level programmes.

Our offer includes:

  • Guidance documents
  • Support videos
  • Sample assessment materials

An extension of your T Level team

Every NCFE T Level provider is assigned a dedicated account specialist who is on hand to support them throughout their T Level journey. This single point of contact means the answer to any T Level query is never more than a phone call or email away.

Your T Level questions answered

How are they structured?

T Levels consist of several components

  • 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

Who can deliver T Levels? 

Government 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. You can access the full T Level provider list on the government website.

To roll out T Levels as a mainstream offer for all students, the Government will be increasing the number of providers able to deliver them. View the approach Government is adopting for September 2023 here.

What industry areas are they available in?

  • Agriculture, environment and animal care
  • Business and administration
  • Catering and hospitality
  • Construction
  • Creative and design
  • Digital
  • Education and childcare
  • Engineering and manufacturing
  • Hair and beauty
  • Health and science
  • Legal, finance and accounting