T Levels empower learners with employability skills
Launched in September 2020, T Levels are new technical qualifications for learners aged 16 to 18. They have been developed in collaboration with employers and are made up of a technical qualification that integrates maths, English, and digital skills.
Every T Level includes an employer-set project and a work placement that lasts a minimum of 45 days. They are designed to equip young people with the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to progress into work or higher-level study.
We support providers at every stage of delivery
As a new qualification being delivered by FE colleges, schools and training providers we understand it’s a major change in teaching, delivery and assessment. To support this, we’ve developed a comprehensive package of materials and resources to help you get ready to deliver brilliant T Level programmes.
We can offer you:
- Guidance documents
- Support videos
- Sample assessment materials
- Curriculum support sessions.
An extension of your T Level team
As an NCFE T Level provider, we’ll assign you a dedicated account specialist who will support you throughout your T Level journey. This single point of contact means the support you need is simply a phone call or email away.
T Level questions answered
How are T Levels structured?
T Levels are made up of the following 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 through 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?
The government has selected providers to deliver T Levels for the academic years of 2020 to 2021, 2021 to 2022, and 2022 to 2023. See the full list of providers here.
To roll out T Levels as a mainstream offer, the government will incrementally increase the number of providers who deliver T Levels to make them accessible to all learners. Learn more about how the government will approach the T Level rollout in 2023 here.
What sectors are T Levels available in?
- Agriculture, environment, and animal care
- Business and administration
- Catering and hospitality
- Creative and design
- Education and childcare
- Engineering and manufacturing
- Hair and beauty
- Health and science
- Legal, finance and accounting.