25 May 2023 - T Level Newsletter

This week's newsletter includes updates on:

Manage T Level Results service webinar

If you missed our webinar demonstrating the Manage T Level results service on Wednesday 17th May, you can catch up on the slides and recording here.

Please ensure your results teams are aware of the key deadlines and actions in preparation for T Level Results day.


Coming soon! Monday 5 June: T Level Technical Programme: Validation of the revised National Technical Outcomes (NTOs)

As half term is approaching, we’d like to give you a heads-up that we will be asking our provider panels of experts, subject and curriculum and TL\TLTP leads, for their continued support to undertake a final review of the revised NTOs. The proposed changes were set out in the NTO consultation Jan-April this year.  Now these revisions have been applied to the NTOs, we’d like to test that they provide a clearer consistent framework of content to be covered in the technical component of the programme for teaching and learning.  The revised NTOs will also be used by awarding organisations as the basis of future level 2 qualifications supporting progression.

Further information and the near final drafts will be emailed Monday 5 June, with feedback requested by Friday 16 June. We estimate the time required is no more than 2 hrs to read and sense check the draft materials, we do hope you are able to support this request. 

Your contributions are highly valued and will ensure we develop high-quality products for learning and classroom teaching. Please email the team on  TLevelTransition.PROGRAMME@education.gov.uk if you have any questions.


T Level Transition Programme Introductory Webinars – 7th and 12th June 2023

We’d like to welcome all providers who intend to deliver the T Level Transition Programme for the first time from September 2024 to join us at one of two T Level Transition Programme Introductory Webinars being held in June.

The Association of Colleges (AoC) are delivering these webinars on Wednesday 7th June, 15.30 – 16.30 and Monday 12th June 2023, 16.00 – 17.00.

The aim of these events is to give providers:

  • further information about the T Level Transition Programme, including where it fits within the overall landscape following the Qualifications Review;
  • an introduction to the programme Framework for Delivery and National Technical Outcomes;
  • an outline of the provider delivery support available to help them develop and deliver their T Level Transition Programmes, and details of the set expectations of participation in the support programme.

The events are for Senior Leaders from 2024 T Level providers and 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 T Level providers currently not signed up to deliver the T Level Transition Programme who will be responsible for overseeing development and delivery of the T Level Transition Programme, and Curriculum leads or Head of Departments for the T Level Routes you plan to deliver.

If you would like to attend either of the webinars, please register by clicking on the Zoom links below to reserve a place at this event:

Wednesday 7th June, 15.30 - 16.30: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsf-utqD0iEtabeMBoolsHCdA-zoiahzm-

Monday 12th June, 16.00 - 17.00: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIuc-GrpjwpG9c8fzTT75fYQErtMWKedK1n

If you have any queries regarding the webinars, please contact the AoC at tlevelsupport@aoc.co.uk .

Supporting Information:

You will also find these Podcasts and Case Studies, developed by AoC in partnership with DfE and featuring providers delivering T Levels and the T Level Transition Programme, particularly interesting and useful in informing your programme development work. These and other information and resources to support this can be found on the T Level Transition Programme section of the T Level Support for Schools and Colleges webpage.

We look forward to you delivering the T Level Transition Programme from September 2024 for the first time and really hope you can join us at one of the webinars.


Updates from AoC

W5 Webinar Strategic Leadership of T Levels in a Provider Setting 6/6

Up next, we have one of our final T Level webinars of the year. This is aimed at those planning to deliver a T Level in 2024 and would be most beneficial for T Level / curriculum leads to attend.

This webinar will include:

  • A presentation on the importance of human resources to ensure staff are skilled to deliver T levels in terms of currency of industry knowledge and their ability to be dual professionals as industry experts as well as education experts.
  • A session on how senior management drives T level teaching ensuring key decisions on CPD requirements are made for all teaching and learning specific staff.

T Level Webinar 2024 Providers - Strategic… | Association of Colleges (aoc.co.uk)

Technical Focus Groups: Preparing for the Holistic Delivery of the T Level Transition Programme

This will be your final chance to attend a face-to-face event to plan your T Level Transition Programme (TLTP) for September Delivery. You will receive advice and guidance for designing your TLTP to be holistic and how to best prepare students for progression to T Levels.

The purpose of this event is for you to collaborate with educational specialist, your AoC advisors and networks with other providers who are also planning for delivery. The event will look at all components of your programme to ensure they are holistic, effective and are designed to best prepare your students for progression to T Level.

This event is aimed at staff who will be involved in the delivery of the technical content of the T Level Transition Programme, for example, teachers, lecturers, and curriculum leads.

Places are limited and already filling up fast. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Here is some feedback from previous Technical Focus Groups this year:

“Great day with good feedback. The session was valuable and some good action points.”

“Very good session!! The discussion provides opportunities to think about delivery model.  Clarity in what the TLTP is about was very effectively provided throughout the session.”

“I thought this was great – really can now see the potential of Transition programme. Great ideas and great discussions.”








Awarding Organisations Updates


Take a look at this month’s news update from NCFE which includes important actions and reminders on the Key Dates Schedule consultation, preparing for moderation and social media sharing. Read more.

City & Guilds:

Agriculture, Land Management and Production TQ: Consultation on draft key date schedules

City & Guilds are seeking feedback on the draft assessment key dates schedules for the 2023/2024 and 2024/2025 academic years for Agriculture, Land Management and Production (8717). A link to the draft key date schedules can be found here: T Level Technical Qualification in Agriculture, Land Management and Production - DRAFT (cityandguilds.com) along with the link to the feedback form. City & Guilds would particularly like to encourage feedback from staff and colleagues involved in the delivery of this Technical Qualification, e.g., from tutors, curriculum managers and exams officers. The deadline for feedback is Friday 9 June.

Approval window for delivery from September 2023

Providers who wish to deliver T Levels for the first time from September 2023 must submit their application by 30 June 2023. Providers who wish to add new routes or pathways must submit their extension form by 30 June 2023. Application forms, along with guidance documents, recordings of support webinars and timelines are available on the T Levels Resource Hub: Resource Hub - T Levels | City & Guilds (cityandguilds.com)


 Pearson’s May E-Bulletin was published and included the following:  

  • 2023 Provider Approval window 
  • Draft 2023-2025 Key Dates Schedules consultation update 
  • Q&A Networks and Training events  

Read the May E-Bulletin 

Pearson are seeking Experts and teachers to join the EVP and PVP for their T levels. If you would like to find out more, discuss the commitment involved, or how involvement will support you or your team's professional development Pearson would love to hear from you. Please email Pearson’s dedicated Stakeholder Engagement Manager andrew.hambelton@pearson.com 

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