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Craft and design T Levels

Craft and design T Levels – coming September 2023

It was announced in October 2021 that NCFE had been selected by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education to develop the technical qualification for new T Levels in craft and design.   

The new T Level technical qualifications will be available for first delivery in September 2023.  

View the outline content for the craft and design T Level. 

Backed by employers, developed by experts 

NCFE is now working with leading employers, practitioners and providers from across the sector to develop the technical qualification that will underpin the craft and design T Level.  

Their input is vital to ensuring the technical qualification reflects the needs of the sector and sets young people up for success.   

Find out how you can be involved in T Level development and help shape the future workforce for your sector.  

Support T Level development 

Supporting progression into the sector 

The craft and design T Level will give students a route into a variety of careers within the sector including: 

  • jewellery designer 
  • jewellery marker 
  • furniture restorer 
  • furniture designers 
  • furniture maker 
  • wardrobe assistant 
  • dressmaker 
  • fashion design assistant 
  • tailor 
What will the T Level cover?  

The T Level will help students develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, including: 

  • the creative economy 
  • the individual in the creative industries 
  • cultural context and vocabulary 
  • audience and consumer needs 
  • legal and regulatory requirements 
  • professional standards and conduct in the workplace 
  • equality, diversity and inclusion requirements 
  • research skills 
  • project methodology and administration 
  • continued professional development 

In addition to the core content, each student will also complete at least one module of occupation-specific content. 

The specialisms available in the craft and design T Level are: 

  • jewellery maker 
  • ceramics maker 
  • furniture maker 
  • textiles and fashion maker