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7th March 2024- T Level Newsletter

Resources for schools and colleges, all in one place

Over recent months the department has been working with the Association of Colleges (AOC), The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and Gatsby colleagues to place all our T Level resources into one place. Find out what’s new here.

Skills for Life Campaign 

As part of the Department’s Skills for Life campaign we been working with Channel 4 to inspire viewers to visit the Skills for Careers website to find the right courses or qualifications for them, including T Levels! Adverts will continue from now until early May and run during programmes such as Hollyoaks and Gogglebox. You can view the advert aimed at young people here.

Key dates for T Level surveys and data collections

There are several important T Level surveys and data collections for providers to complete in the next 6 months. The ones you need to complete will depend on whether you have students that started in 2022, 2023 or plan to recruit students in 2024. Find out more here.

Careers Guidance Grant Monitoring Forms

This is a reminder to all providers who received the T Level Careers Guidance grant, the deadline for returning the Monitoring Form is 31 March 2024.

We would appreciate it if this form can be returned to us as soon as possible so we can review the recruitment activities you engaged in using the allocation.

You can return your completed form to and if you have any questions, please use the same email address.

Top tips for sourcing T Level Industry Placements

Support is available to providers to engage with employers and source Industry Placements. We encourage you to register for these services and keep your listings regularly updated, so that employers can find your Industry Placement opportunities. Find out more here

ICS Industry Placement Network

The ICS Industry Placement Network, facilitated by Gatsby colleagues, will be presenting at the NHS Confed Expo this June in Manchester. It is one of the biggest and most significant health and care conferences in the UK. We will be using the opportunity to raise awareness of T Levels and their potential in building a workforce pipeline for health and care roles with strategic leaders from across the system. Please contact for more information.

Gatsby’s Technical Education Networks (TEN)

Join Gatsby and NCFE for an introduction to Gatsby’s Technical Education Networks (TEN) programme in a free interactive webinar on Wednesday 13 March between 4.00-5.00pm. Gatsby’s TEN programme draws on a network of experts in education and industry to develop a series of free teaching resources, undertake research and host events to support technical education teachers.  

We’ll walk you through our new teaching resources and research for Digital, Health and Science T-levels, showing you where to find them and how to use them and you’ll be able to discuss the resources and share thoughts with the team and other delegates. 

Register for the webinar: Webinar registration | Microsoft Teams

Get a head start by downloading the resources from the TEN website Home - Technical Education Networks

For more detail on the TEN programme, email us at

“It’s all about transparency and partnership working”

Nicola Langton, Level 3 Childcare Programme Manager, and Martin Parkinson, Lecturer in Health and Social Care at St Helens College, share their experiences and explain how they have drawn on the T Level Professional Development offer. Read about it here.

T Level in Animal Care & Management- Update on Equine Care and Management

IfATE will not be developing an Equine Care and Management Occupational Specialism in the T Level, therefore, Awarding Organisations will be able to submit qualifications via the Post 16 Qualification reform process for funding against the Level 3 Equine Occupational Standard, as there will be no overlap with a T level. Qualifications can be submitted for both 16-19 and post 19 categories.

Limited spaces left – Operational Middle Leaders and Managers: Designing the T Level Curriculum: Theory into Practice

Are you responsible for designing T Level curriculum and leading on the planning and implementation of T Levels at your provider? Our upcoming workshop, taking place on Monday 25 March, 9.30am – 12.30pm, for operational middle leaders and managers will give you the knowledge and confidence to design T Level curriculum that will help your learners to succeed.

By attending this workshop, you will gain the knowledge and confidence to:

  • discuss the key principles of curriculum design for T Levels,
  • reflect on the core components of T Levels, including industry placements and employer-led projects, embedding digital and the systems and processes required
  • identify action points for further work.
  • Book your workshop place

AoC Updates 

T Level Foundation Year Health and Science Network (Introductory Session)

Date: Wednesday 20 March

Time: 3.30pm-4.15pm

Description: This network facilitates the sharing of best practices, resources, and positive outcomes among providers. It's a platform for questions, troubleshooting, and active participation in determining session agendas. During this initial session, attendees will identify areas needing support to shape subsequent sessions. Providers at any stage, whether in planning or delivery, are actively encouraged to attend and share best practices. This first session allows members to decide meeting frequency and focus areas.

Please book here

T Level Foundation Year Business and Administration Network

Date: Wednesday 20 March

Time: 3.45pm-4.30pm

Description: The Business and Administration T Level Foundation Year network facilitates the sharing of best practices, resources, and positive outcomes among providers. It's a platform for questions, troubleshooting, and active participation in determining session agendas. Providers at any stage, whether in planning or delivery, are actively encouraged to attend and share best practices.

Please book here 

T Level Programmes: Strategies for Expanding your Employer Groups

Date: Thursday 21 March

Time: 4pm - 5pm

Description: Join us for this enlightening webinar, where we will cover strategies for effective employer engagement, and bridging engagement with the curriculum and industry placements. Additionally, this event will provide valuable insights from two experienced providers who have successfully implemented employer engagement strategies, offering unique perspectives on how to expand and enhance your employer network.

Please book here

Awarding Organisations Updates 


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


Approval window now open: If you’re planning to deliver additional NCFE T Level qualifications in September 2024, you’ll need to apply for additional product approval with NCFE via the NCFE website before you can start the delivery of them. The approval window is now open (as of 26 February 2024) and closes on 28 June 2024.  Please be aware that if your college has multiple campuses, you’ll need to apply for approval for each campus to deliver these additional qualifications. Similarly, if your academy is part of a Multi Academy Trust, each academy will require separate approval.

Autumn assessment series – post-results services: NCFE will release results for the autumn assessment series to providers on 20 March 2024, ahead of providers sharing these with students on Thursday 21 March 2024. If any students have a query following results release on 21 March, NCFE can support providers with a range of post results services. 

City & Guilds: 

Approval window for Providers delivering from September 2024

The approval window is now open and will remain open until Friday 28 June 2024. Information about the approval process can be found on the T Levels Resource hub: Resource Hub - T Levels | City & Guilds ( and the recording from the approval support webinar can be found here. 

Final regional events for pre-delivery Providers - London

City & Guilds regional events for pre-delivery Providers are winding down. There are two events remaining on 4 April in London. You can register for these below:

  • Engineering and Manufacturing: book here.
  • Onsite Construction and Building Services Engineering: book here.  

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