3 March 2022 - T Level Newsletter

This week's newsletter includes updates on:


Reminder for Wave 1 and 2 T Level Providers to register to attend the T Level Networking Event at Church House, Westminster

Thank you to those of you who have registered to attend the T Level Networking Event on Monday 21 March at Church House, Westminster.

If you have not yet registered and wish to attend, please complete this form by Friday 4 March.


T Level Transition Programme - Provider Technical Focus Group Contextualisation Events – Monday 21st March and Wednesday 23rd March 2022

The Association of Colleges (AoC) will later this month host two Technical Focus Groups for T Level Transition Programme (TLTP) Round 3 Providers only.

The events will focus on ‘Contextualisation of English and maths in the T Level Transition Programme’. The event on 21st March is for TLTP providers located in the North of England and will take place at The Manchester College, Openshaw Campus, Ashton Old Rd, Openshaw, Manchester, M11 2WH from 9:30 – 3:30 pm;  the 23rd March event is for TLTP providers situated in the South and will be held at Chichester College, Crawley Campus, College Road, Crawley RH10 1NR from 9:30 – 3:30 pm.

AoC are currently in the process of sending out meeting reminders to all Round 3 T Level Transition Programme providers. If you have not received an invitation by Friday 11th March, or have any questions about the event, please contact AoC at transition.programme@aoc.co.uk .


T Level Transition Programme review of technical content: Register now via the  online registration form before midnight on Monday 7th March

The Department for Education and the Association of Colleges welcome curriculum subject experts and T Level Transition Programme(TLTP) leads in a unique opportunity to critique technical content to shape the future national programmes in the subject areas aligned to wave 4 T Levels in Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care, Catering and Hospitality, Creative and Design and Hair and Beauty.

Please get involved - contact the team TLevelTransition.PROGRAMME@education.gov.uk if you have any questions.

Information on the T Level Transition programme is available on gov.uk including the Framework for Delivery policy guidance and the national technical outcomes published for waves 1-3 T Levels subject areas.


Get the Jump campaign

As part of the Get the Jump campaign, new content has been created to promote T Levels through a partnership with the social media platform Snapchat.

‘In my shoes’ tells the story of a T Level student, her experience of her course, placement and her aspirations for the future. You can watch the video on the DfE Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CaCulsQL3ym/

DfE has also worked with Snapchat to build a bespoke augmented reality lens.  This lens has two aspects:

  • Front facing selfie lens which uses messaging, colours, styling and visual effects to mimic Get the Jump campaign imagery and bring users into the brand world
  • Back facing world lens which transforms users’ environments into a virtual reality ‘cAReers fair’. Users are invited to explore different portals which detail some of the campaign priority education and training choices (including T Levels). The portals include student stories as well as short descriptions of the key features of the qualification/training routes to aid understanding and support decision making. The final portal invites users to tap more to visit the campaign website (gov.uk/get-the-jump) to explore other choices.

Scan the Snapcode below to try the lens yourself


The National Careers Service Course Directory: T Levels

To promote your 2022 T Level courses on the T Levels and National Careers Service websites you need to ensure you have updated the National Careers Service Course Directory. If you have not updated, potential student will not be able to find the T Levels you are offering.

If you have been experiencing any difficulties logging in or updating please contact the support team on 0844 811 5073 or  support@coursedirectory.org.uk and they will be happy to talk you through the process.

Why are we asking you to update the Course Directory?

T Levels listed on Publish to the course directory will be used to populate the T Levels website and the ‘Find a course’ service on the National Careers Service website. You will need to directly maintain information on the T Levels you are offering to ensure this happens – this is now the only way to change course information on the T Levels website.

Keeping your course information up to date will directly support student recruitment and employer engagement by allowing young people, parents, carers, and employers to search for T Levels in their area.

Step by step guide to updating:

To make sure students can find up-to-date information about your T Levels, please:


Recruitment Progress Pulse Survey collection

 All providers offering T Levels and Transition Programmes in September 2022 will receive a digital survey on 28 March. This is designed to provide us with information on progress with recruitment, which we will use to support reporting to ministers.

To complete the return, providers will need to use their DfE sign-in account, so the person responsible for completing the form in your organisation will need to ensure they or a colleague has access. This should be undertaken in advance of the digital form being shared, as it can take a couple of weeks to set up new access requests.

The digital form will replace the Microsoft form used last year and was developed in conjunction with T Level providers who volunteered to take part in research late last year. The improvements will reduce the completion time, as we will only ask providers questions on the T Levels and Transition Programme routes they have already planned to deliver.


Reminder to please complete T Level Professional Development questionnaire 

Last week saw the launch of the final wave of fieldwork for the T Level Professional Development (TLPD) Evaluation. Senior Leaders and those leading on the delivery of each T Level Route in providers that started delivery in September 2021 should receive an email from Adrianna Kawecka-Billam, a researcher in DfE, inviting them to complete a survey on T level preparation.

It should take around 20 minutes to complete and the data will feed into the wider evaluation of T Level Professional Development (TLPD) to inform and help improve the support on offer. We really appreciate your support during this busy time.

If you have any questions about it, please get in touch with Adrianna, DfE Project Manager via Adrianna.kawecka-billam@eduction.gov.uk


The Football Association are working with the Association of Colleges to bring together key stakeholders from T Level providers and football employers to form local area partnerships to support industry placements

These partnerships will be established to agree joint agendas that aim to collectively meet workforce and skills needs through the promotion of industry placements. The Football Association and Association of Colleges will support the formation of these local area partnerships to ensure that we establish and protect placement opportunities for current and future T Levels.

Initially there is a focus to provide placements for Digital T Level students, with the aim of utilising these partnerships in the future to provide further industry placements for the Business and Administration T Level. These placements will provide the opportunity for students to apply their knowledge in an industry that is at the heart of providers and students local communities.

If you are interested in joining a local area partnership please confirm your interest by emailing laura.danskin@aoc.co.uk by Friday 25 March 2022 at 17:00

Following registered interest we will be in touch to invite providers to meet with football employers online throughout April and May.


Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education Update

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE) are developing progression profiles to provide learners, parents, providers and employers information about the routes available for learners following their T Level. They have been engaging with employers and industry experts to create the T Level in Science, Digital Support Services and Digital Business Services profile. They are going to be holding provider workshops w/c 21st March for Science and w/c 28th March for Digital to welcome your feedback on the routes identified. If you would like to be involved in the progression workshops next month, please contact te.ifa@education.gov.uk with your name, details and outlining your area of expertise and which T Level you would like to get involved in.


Awarding Organisations Updates


Approved to deliver the T Level in Catering from September 2023?

One of the most important things we need to consider when developing a qualification is how it is delivered and how we can best support the learner when it comes to them achieving the learning outcomes. Therefore, we need your expertise and input.

By joining us in the qualification development phase, you’ll be an integral part of our Provider Forum. As a member of the forum, you’ll be required to offer specialist advice, ensuring that the qualification is developed in line with current teaching practice and industry standards, and the skills required in the sector. 

To register your interest, please email us at tlevels@highfield.co.uk.


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

  • Legal Services announcement and expressions of interest to join the Provider Panel
  • Q&A Networks and Training events for the Spring term
  • Entries
  • 2022 Provider Approval window

Read the 9 February Bulletin 

City & Guilds update

City & Guilds' approval window opened on Monday 28 February, for eligible providers to submit their application for the following City & Guilds T Level Technical Qualifications available for first teaching from September 2022:

For more on providers' approval application and guidance, visit their resources hub web page

City & Guilds is currently hosting a number of webinars to support eligible providers who are planning to deliver the T Level Technical Qualifications listed above. For more information or to sign up, visit their dedicated T Level events and webinar webpage .

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