T Level Foundation Year: DfE facilitated focus groups with awarding organisations to shape the new T Level Foundation Qualifications


Call to action: Providers currently delivering TL Foundation Year (Rounds 1, 2, 3 and 4 TLFY providers)

Sign up today! Register your interest via the link here to the registration form to participate in one of the on-line focus group sessions:

Session 1: Tuesday 16 April 2024 @ 3:30-4:30pm, or

Session 2: Wednesday 17 April 2024 @ 3:30-4:30pm

Also, please share the link to the registration form with colleagues in your organisation who may be interested in participating in the discussions with awarding organisations.

T Level Foundation Qualifications are a new type of level 2 qualification that will be available from 2026. They will be based on the national technical outcomes (NTOs) and we want these qualifications to complement the wider T Level Foundation Year programme.

DfE are facilitating two discussions between awarding organisations and providers who know the programme best, so that awarding organisations can hear your views directly about how you think these qualifications could be designed to support and complement the programme.

The ask is for you to participate in the discussion and share your experience and views at the 1hr sessions, therefore should not require lots of additional preparation.

Further information about the funding approval criteria for these new qualifications is available here https://www.gov.uk//qualifications-funding-approval-manual-2025-to-2026/

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to let awarding organisations know what you think, to help shape new qualifications that you will be delivering in your classrooms from September 2026. Your role in the process is crucial to the development of high-quality T Level Foundation Qualifications for learners.

If you have a question, please email the team @ TLevel.FOUNDATIONYEAR@education.gov.uk

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