23 March 2023 - T Level Newsletter
This week's newsletter includes updates on:
- Final opportunity to register to deliver T Levels from 2024
- Update on T Level Industry Placement Support Fund
- Connect with employers interested in T Levels
- New CPD from ETF on T Level assessment
- Watch Sam tell us why he thinks HTQs are “amazing”
- Awarding Organisation Updates
Final opportunity to register to deliver T Levels and the T Level Transition Programme from the 2024 to 2025 academic year
Are you planning to deliver T Levels for the first time in the 2024 to 2025 academic year? Make sure you register before registration closes at midnight on the 24 March 2023.
The registration portal and supporting guidance can be accessed on GOV.UK.
If you are planning to commence delivery of T Levels from September 2025, the registration process will open on 27 March 2023 and closes on 22 March 2024.
Current T Level approved providers do not need to submit a registration form to deliver T Levels for 2024 to 2025 academic year.
If you have an enquiry regarding the registration process, or if you want to confirm you are registered, you can check the GOV.UK T Level provider list, or contact the firstname.lastname@example.org mailbox quoting your organisation’s name and UKPRN in the subject header.
Update on T Level Industry Placement Support Fund
We have launched a one-year Employer Support Fund to support with legitimate costs that employers incur when delivering industry placements. Providers should use the fund to develop long lasting relationships with employers to create a pipeline of placements for this year and future years.
Providers have received an email with a letter from Sue Lovelock which gives further details about the fund and their allocation. To opt-in to the fund, providers must return Annex A of their email by 31 March 2023. If you have any questions about the fund, please contact Employer.email@example.com.
Add Connect with employers interested in T Levels to your DfE sign in account today
To align our new Connect with employers interested in T Levels service with other DfE services, you now need to add the service to your DfE sign in account. There are over 60 registrations in the live service covering a multitude of T Level routes. Find out more here
HTQs for construction and health and science occupations will be available from September 2023. You can find out more about HTQs, including how to apply here: Higher technical qualifications (HTQs) | National Careers Service
New CPD from ETF on T Level assessment
ETF have launched training on T Level assessment designed to help you to:
- understand the differences between types of T Level assessment,
- use formative assessment, feedback, and other techniques to help preparing learners for assessments
- develop students’ resilience and positive mindsets towards exams.
You can sign up by following this link Assessment in T Levels online self-study course.
Watch Sam tell us why he thinks HTQs are “amazing”
Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs) in digital occupations are now being taught in a variety of subjects leading to careers such as network engineer, software developer and data analyst. They are developed with employers, to provide the right training and skills needed in the workplace and can offer T-Level students the ability to continue to develop the skills and knowledge for their chosen occupation.
Watch Sam tell us why his HTQ in computing will give him the skills he needs for a great start in the tech industry. Your education and training choices with Matty Chiabi - HTQs - YouTube
Awarding Organisation Updates
Preparing for your Occupational Specialism with NCFE
If you have students planning to sit assessments in the summer 2023 session, please ensure they’re all booked onto their Occupational Specialism (OS) by the deadlines outlined in the T Level Technical Qualifications Key Dates Schedule 2022-23 and 2023-24. NCFE have a range of useful resources to support you in preparing for the OS and information to support your moderation here. To remind yourself on when pre-release materials will be available, visit this page.
Pearson’s March E-Bulletin was published and included the following:
- Registrations and Entries
- 2023 Provider Approval window
- Draft 2023-2025 Key Dates Schedules consultation
- DfE T Level Action Plan
City & Guilds:
Delivering the Employer-Set Project (ESP)
The ESP materials for Building Services Engineering, Onsite Construction and Management and Administration will be released on Monday 27 March and available for Providers to download from the T Level Service Portal. The ESP delivery window opens 3rd April and closes 12th May, which is when you should also upload your evidence to Walled Garden. If you have any questions regarding the ESP, please contact the Technicals Quality team via firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need support or have queries regarding the uploading of evidence, you can also refer to Employer Set Project assessment process guide.
Approval window now open
The approval window for providers who wish to deliver the following T Level pathways from September 2023 is now open:
- Onsite Construction
- Building Services Engineering
- Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing
- Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control
- Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing
- Agriculture, Land Management and Production
Guidance documents and links to support webinar recordings are available on the T Levels Resource Hub: https://www.cityandguilds.com/tlevels/resources#assessment-guidance