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T Level provider support resources

Introduction

There are many sources of support, training, advice and best practice for T Level providers to help at all the stages of planning, implementation and rollout.  

This resource aligns to the process set out in the Implementing T Levels - Process And Timeline tool.  

Taken together, these two resources will help you think through what you need and when, and offers suggestions on how to find support materials. 

How to use this resource 

At each stage of the T Level implementation process, use the table to start to get an overview of the resources you’re going to need and those available.  

Then start to think through the resources you want to gather and use. 

Implementation processes 1 

Resources 

1. Management 

  • Create your T Level strategy and team 
  • Build your implementation and internal communications plan 
  • Produce your financial plan and risk assessment 
  • Evaluate your implementation and communications  
  • Evaluate financial performance. 

T Level Strategy provider case study 

The planning cycle for Industry placements 

Timeline to T Level delivery 

Planning a strategic approach for your T Level offer 

(all support.tlevels.gov.uk) 

T Level Action Plan  

T Level Funding Guidance  

T Level news and events  

(all .gov.uk) 

Your organisations vision and strategy 

Your financial plans  

Your strategic review and evaluation process 

2. Curriculum planning 

  • Research and understand global skills drivers and local skills needs 
  • Decide on your mix of Occupational Specialisms to match skills needs 
  • Sequence the curriculum so that all components work together 
  • Define entry requirements 
  • Integrate your IPs strategy as part of your curriculum planning to balance employer and student needs 
  • Integrate the curriculum coherently with other learning programmes 
  • Conduct annual curriculum review. 

T Level outline content and specifications for the T Levels you are planning to deliver  

(Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education 

Building strategic employer relationships 

T Levels Curriculum case study  

(both support.tlevels.gov.uk) 

Local economic, labour market and socio-economic data and analysis 

Your curriculum plans and templates for timetabling, lesson planning, schemes of learning 

Your annual review cycle 

 

3. Set up for delivery 

  • Make sure staff are clear about T Levels content and requirements 
  • Create curriculum resources and session plans well before delivery commences 
  • Create an assessment strategy that complies with the requirement of the programme 
  • Review curriculum and assessment resources annually. 

T Level outline content and specifications for the T Levels you are planning to deliver 

 (Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education 

Guides and exemplification materials for the T Levels you are planning to deliver (Awarding Organisations NCFE/CachePearsonCity & Guilds) 

Timeline to delivery

Your policies for reasonable adjustments and special arrangements 

4. Professional readiness 

  • Conduct a gap analysis of staff knowledge and skills against your curriculum offer 
  • Identify where knowledge and skills can be acquired from recruitment, staff development, employers 
  • Plan and carry out additional staff recruitment 
  • Set up, resource and deliver staff development plans (organisation / team / individual)  
  • Secure employers to support delivery in the classroom 
  • Annually update your CPD appr

T Level Professional Development offer (Education and Training Foundation) 

Your workforce development and CPD plans and policies 

 

5. Environment / equipment 

  • Audit teaching environments to maximally utilise resources for Occupational Specialisms 
  • Plan space, equipment and digital resource requirements, positioning T Levels prominently for internal infrastructure and resource management  
  • Build employer equipment and resources into the curriculum 
  • Review environment and equipment annually. 

T Levels capital fund  

(.gov.uk) 

Facilities and finance provider case study  

Action plan for investment 

(both support.tlevels.gov.uk) 

Your resourcing and capital investment plans 

 

6. Systems and structures 

  • Identify and trial alternative systems for example for: onboard students, manage progress and record achievement, including completing IPs, funding and student support 
  • Establish systems to recruit, onboard, register and support students, including initial and diagnostic assessment, and SEND needs 
  • Commission and configure systems for administration of examinations, tests and assessment 
  • Analyse data for compliance and improvement actions. 

Recording systems for tracking industry placements 

Assessing student sector specific behavioural readiness 

Progress monitoring during industry placements 

Digital systems provider case study      

(all support.tlevels.gov.uk) 

Your systems strategies  

Your assessment delivery, standardisation, retakes processes and policies 

Your processes for regulatory compliance tracking and submission 

7. Marketing 

  • Integrate T Levels into a single skills marketing offer for students, parents and employers, promoting your vision for T Levels as part of a coherent post-16 learning offer 
  • Deliver T Level marketing for students, parents and employers 
  • Make employers central to promoting and marketing T Levels to potential students and stakeholders 
  • Build in evaluation and review of your marketing offer. 

Resources and materials for promoting T Levels  

(Education and Skills Funding Agency) 

Promotional material Templates and designs for T Levels  

(.gov.uk) 

T Level specifications and promotional material for the T Levels you are planning to deliver  

(Awarding Organisations NCFE/CachePearsonCity & Guilds) 

Approaches to Marketing T Levels 

Marketing and IAG Provider case study 

Your organisation’s marketing strategy 

 

8. Supporting students to achieve 

  • Plan and deliver robust pastoral support to students to meet the demands of T Levels 
  • Establish and monitor learning support processes that evaluate students’ progress and achievement  
  • Set up and provide student support funding and SEND support 
  • Undertake specialist CPD for staff and support stakeholders to help students to achieve. 

Planning student support 

Recording systems for tracking industry placements  

(both support.tlevels.gov.uk) 

Your student support processes and policies 

Your student monitoring and tracking systems, tools and processes: 

  • feedback and progress  
  • tracking student profiles and support needs 
  • behaviour monitoring  
  • mental health tracking and management. 

9. Employer and stakeholder engagement 

  • Build relationships with local employers to support development of the whole T Level programme   
  • Engage more widely with local employment and skills stakeholders to build ownership and a united voice to support local skills plans 
  • Encourage employment and skills stakeholders to be advocates and ambassadors for industry placements.  

Building strategic employer relationships

How employers can contribute to T Level delivery 

Employer engagement Provider case study  

(all support.tlevels.gov.uk) 

Your employer engagement strategy 

 

10. Industry placements 

  • Develop a placement plan and model that allows students and employers to make use of the full range of programme flexibilities 
  • Engage employers to be active contributors to placement design  
  • Identify potential for offering Industry Placements from current and new employer prospects 
  • Put in place robust policies, processes and systems for safeguarding, placement tracking and supporting students on placement 
  • Evaluate placement outcomes to realise benefits across the whole programme. 

T Level industry placements delivery guidance  

Student guide: preparing for industry placements  

T Level industry placements employer guide  

(all .gov.uk) 

Overall industry placement delivery and quality process 

Supporting employers to select students for industry placement  

(both support.tlevels.gov.uk) 

Your health and safety and welfare policies 

11. Progression into and from T Levels 

  • Develop IAG strategies for schools, employers, colleges and HEIs 
  • Tailor T Level content for employers, to drive effective talent pipelines 
  • Make the case to parents and students of the value and potential of T Levels. 

Progression modelling for T Levels students 

Collaboration provider case study  

(both support.tlevels.gov.uk) 

Labour market and socio-economic data and analysis 

Employer profiles 

 

Downloadable tables

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