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2nd May 2024- T Level Newsletter

T Level Action Plan 

We are pleased to let you know we have published the 2023/24 T Level Action Plan, outlining developments and next steps for T Levels and the T Level Foundation Year.  It also shows how we will continue to improve access to T Levels, and boost their quality and uptake. The plan outlines the support available to students, providers and employers as we move into our fourth year of delivery.

Alongside the 2023/24 Action Plan we have published an analytical annex with the latest student data. We have also published the latest Technical Education Learner Survey which provides early insight into the destinations of the first cohort of T Level students (from a survey of T Level completers at 9-10 months post course). 

New resources for your employer engagement activities

To support your T Level employer engagement activity, we have introduced a suite of resources and guidance designed with employer engagement staff and senior leaders in mind.

Find out more in the Industry Placements section of the site here.

Reminder to sign up for the Manage T Level Results service webinars

In preparation for T Level results day this year, we are running webinars on the Manage T Level Results service on the 15th May and 5th June. If you have 2022 learners expecting results this August, click here to find out more.

May 2024 T Level data collection – for 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 & 2025 providers

The May T Level Data Collection will close on Friday 10 May.

It is important for institutions delivering T Levels to complete this form before the 10 May deadline as the May data collection will be the last opportunity to add new T Level routes from the 2025 to 2026 academic year. We will use the data from this collection for T Level planning and reporting, specialist equipment allocation planning and to update the T Level provider list.

If you have any queries about completing the form, please email

Levelling Up Premium for FE teachers

We are extending our Levelling Up Premium (LUP) to general FE colleges, sixth form colleges and 16-19 only schools for the first time. This will help attract and retain the workforce needed to deliver the Advanced British Standard reform aimed at 16-19 year olds.

The premium covers early career FE teachers in specific STEM and technical shortage subjects: building and construction, computing, early years, engineering and manufacturing, chemistry, maths and physics. Eligible teachers can claim payments up to £6,000 after tax from autumn 2024 until spring 2025.

We are pleased to inform you that the new round of Taking Teaching Further (TTF) is now open. 

TTF is a two-year programme which provides funding to support FE providers to recruit and provide early career support to those with the relevant knowledge and/or industry experience to retrain as FE teachers.

Under TTF 2024, either £15,200 or £21,200 is available to colleges per recruit, depending on the teaching route undertaken. Funding is available to FE providers who recruit candidates with the relevant knowledge and/or industry experience to teach across the 15 publicly funded technical routes. These routes have been aligned to T Levels and the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) approved technical qualifications. Funding is also available to support recruits who will teach English, maths, or science, or for recruits who will provide support to students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). 

TTF 2024 is open to eligible FE providers through two routes: 

  1. Route 1 is open to general FE colleges, sixth-form colleges, land-based colleges and institutes of adult learning.
  2. Route 2 is open to independent training providers, employer providers, third sector training providers, local authority providers, adult and community learning providers, and specialist post-16 institutions.

You will need to register to the programme by 14 June. Please note route 2 is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, this route will close once all available places have been allocated, which may be before this date.

Further information on the programme and the online registration forms can be found at: Taking Teaching Further programme - GOV.UK (

If you have any questions or require more information, then please contact the team at

Industry Insights workshop recordings 

Part of the T Level Professional Development offer, Industry Insights workshops are bite-sized, online events that give staff delivering T Levels the opportunity to hear the latest industry updates or see demonstrations of the latest technology used in a specific industry. 

In addition to live upcoming workshops, recordings of Industry Insights workshops are now available to access via the Education and Training Foundation’s Professional Development Platform. From machine learning and cancer treatment through to sustainable investing and electromagnets in the nuclear fusion industry, a range of topics are available for different T Level routes, to access at a time that suits you. 

AoC Updates   

Provider Insight Day - Gateway College

Date: Friday 17 May

Time: 9.30am-3pm

Description: An excellent opportunity for planning providers to gain valuable insights during an in-person visit with this experienced provider. This event will feature presentations from senior leaders, curriculum staff, and the employer engagement team, allowing providers to learn from their T Level and T Level Foundation Year journey and the challenges that were encountered along the way. Furthermore, a facility tour will provide an up-close look at how the Specialist Equipment Allocation has been effectively utilised.

Booking Link:

T Level Foundation Year Health and Science Network

Date: Tuesday 21 May

Time: 4pm-5pm

Description: The Health and Science 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.

Booking Link:

Awarding Organisation Updates  


Animal Care & Management T Level Approved for Delivery

The ACM T Level was approved by IfATE in April and will be available for Providers to deliver from September 2024 onwards. Providers should contact City & Guilds directly with any queries or to discuss applications: More information can be found here: Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care - T Levels | City & Guilds (


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

·         Key Dates Schedules consultation

·         2024 Provider Approval window

·         Craft and Design and Media, Broadcast and Production update

·         Summer 2024 face-to-face T Level events

 Read the April E-Bulletin

City & Guilds:

Provider approval process

A reminder that the approval window for Providers intending to deliver from September 2024 is now open and will remain open until Friday 28 June 2024. Application forms are now available on the T Level Resource Hub: 

T Levels consultation on proposed key dates for 2026

City & Guilds are seeking feedback on draft assessment key dates for summer and autumn 2026 for all of their T Level Technical Qualifications (TQs). The feedback forms will be open until Friday 3 May 2024: 

Animal Care and Management

The Animal Care and Management (ACM) TQ has now been approved by IfATE. More information, as well as links to specifications, will be released shortly. In advance of September and to further support Providers, City & Guilds are hosting in-person and online events. View all the events and register here:


Preparing for the summer assessment series

NCFE have created a T Level summer assessment series webpage, so you have everything you need to know in one place. This webpage includes information on Occupational Specialisms (OS) and moderation, the Employer Set Project (ESP), core exams and the use of AI tools, along with other reminders on special considerations, reasonable adjustments and assessment variation requests. Visit the summer assessment series webpage


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