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8th February 2024- T Level Newsletter

Happy T Level Thursday! 

Happy T Level Thursday, we hope you enjoy spending today celebrating the success of T Level and T Level Foundation Year students and providers. Do get involved on social media using #TLevelThursday.

It's not too late to book onto a virtual event today, take a look at what events are taking place here. 

You can find resources and more information about National Apprenticeship Week and T Level Thursday here. 

T Level Webinar - Recap & Refresher

We recently held a webinar for T Level providers as a helpful recap and refresher of our policy, guidance, support offerings and more. 

Please find the recording here and the slides here.

Parents' Guide to T Levels

You may find this new Parents' Guide to T Levels useful in helping to promote and explain T Levels. The guide summarises what T Levels are, with helpful Q&A and student and employer testimonies. Find it here.  

Reminder: Specialist Equipment Allocation Monitoring Form

This is a reminder to all providers who received SEA funding as part of Wave 4, the deadline for returning the Monitoring Form was the 26 January. If you have not yet returned your form, it is important that this form is returned to us as soon as possible, so that we can review the equipment you have purchased using the allocation.

Completing the form is a condition of funding set out in your grant offer letter. The form can be found here.

If you have any questions regarding the form, please contact and we will be happy to help.

Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty Therapy T Level

On 30 January, we announced that we will no longer be introducing the combined Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty Therapy (HBBT) T Level. Instead, we will look to explore introducing a T Level which focuses on the beauty sector, with the expectation that this could be introduced after 2025.

This follows intensive engagement with hairdressing and beauty employers and sector representatives to discuss their skills needs. In Beauty, the sector has told us that good quality level 3 classroom-based progression route is desirable. Whereas employers in hairdressing and barbering have been clear that the best route for learners is through the completion of an existing apprenticeship or through level 2 classroom-based provision. As such, we will no longer be introducing the combined HBBT T Level.

We would like to thank you for your continued support on the roll out of T Levels. This decision was not taken lightly and we appreciate that this may be difficult for those of you who have already taken steps to prepare for the roll out of HBBT. 

We hope that we were able to address your questions and queries at the webinars on 30 January and 1 February. If you have further questions or queries, please contact your DfE relationship manager or email

Publication of the provisional list of qualifications which overlap with Wave 4 T Levels

We have published a provisional list of qualifications that have been assessed to overlap with Wave 4 T Levels. The T Levels in question are in Agriculture, Land Management and Production; Animal Care and Management; Craft and Design; Legal Services; and Media, Broadcast and Production. There are 71 qualifications on the list, which you can find at this link.

Subject to the outcomes of an appeal process which gives awarding organisations the opportunity to contest a qualification’s placement on the list, we will withdraw 16-19 public funding for new starts on these qualifications from 1 August 2025.

AoC Updates  

Planning your T Level and T Level Foundation Year: Q&A Session

Date: Thursday 22 February

Time: 4pm-5pm

Description: This webinar offers an opportunity for you to inquire about T Levels and/or the T Level Foundation Year with a dedicated Q&A segment. A panel of experts experienced in designing and implementing T Levels and the T Level Foundation Year will be present, ready to address your queries.

 Book here. 

Awarding Organisations Updates 

City and Guilds:

Provider Approval Process - Support webinar

The approval window for providers intending to deliver from September 2024 will open on Monday 26 February 2024 and close on Friday 28 June 2024. Application forms are now available on the T Level Resource Hub here. The City & Guilds Quality Team will be hosting a webinar on Thursday 29 February to support Providers in their applications. Register for this event here. 

Agriculture, Land Management and Production - Q&A for Core Assessments

Join City & Guilds Technical Advisors, Sarah Cocks, for a Q&A on Microsoft Teams focusing on the Core Assessments (including the Employer-Set Project) on Tuesday 27 February. This will be an open discussion and an opportunity to ask questions. Register for this event here. 


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