28 April 2022 - T Levels Newsletter

This week's newsletter includes updates on:


T Level Transition Programme (TLTP)

The DfE T Level Transition Programme Team are hosting this forthcoming event:

T Level Transition Programme: Register now to participate in an online review of proposed national technical outcomes for future programmes via the online registration form closing date midnight Monday 9th May

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for Principals and Headteachers, Vice Principals and Deputy and Assistant Headteachers, Heads of Department, T Level and T Level Transition Leads, Teachers and Curriculum Leads to shape the proposed technical content of future national programmes that will be taught in classrooms from September 2023, 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.

In May we will be hosting two online focus group sessions of 2 hours in duration, with breakout rooms to critique the technical content for each of the wave 4 T Level subject areas. You are invited to participate in one session, the choice of dates is:

  • Monday, 23rd May 2022 @ 15.00 -17.00 or
  • Wednesday 25th May 2022 @ 15.00 – 17.00

The expertise of education providers has been invaluable in informing the work to date and your contribution at this point is important. Please get involved and encourage colleagues in your organisation to register quickly for one of the limited numbers of session places.

Contact the team at TLevelTransition.PROGRAMME@education.gov.uk if you have any questions.


The Association of Colleges (AoC) are hosting a number of events for TLTP providers over the next month as shown below. They have sent out meeting invitations to all these events. If you have not yet received an invitation, or have any questions about the events, please contact AoC at transition.programme@aoc.co.uk.

Round 2 and Round 3 TLTP Provider National Learning Events: Planning for Progression: from TLTP to T Level

These National Learning Events are for TLTP Round 2 and Round 3 Providers only. The events will focus on provider planning for student progression from TLTP to T Level, and are an opportunity to share, refine and finalise your TLTP curriculum plans following input from experienced TLTP planners and quality assurance bodies.

The Round 2 TLTP Provider event is an all-day event on Tuesday, 3rd May, 2022 at the Macdonald Manchester Hotel, London Road, Manchester, M1 2PG.

The Round 3 TLTP Provider event is an all-day event on Wednesday, 11th May, 2022 at the Clayton Hotel, Sweet Street, Holbeck, Leeds LS11 9AT.

Round 1, 2 and 3 TLTP Provider Technical Focus Group Events

These Technical Focus Group Events are for TLTP Round 1, 2 and Round 3 Providers only. These are all-day events, to be held from 10.00-16.00. There are separate events for each T Level/TLTP route to be held on the following dates and venues:

Friday, 29th April: Digital – Halesowen College​

Tuesday, 3rd May: Construction – Leicester College​

Wednesday, 4th May: Legal, Finance, Accounting – AoC Head Office, London​

Thursday, 5th May: Engineering and Manufacturing – UA Holbeach

Tuesday, 10th May: Business and Administration – Salford City College

Each event will focus on collaboration between technical specialists, the National Technical Outcomes (NTOs) and how to deliver these, exploring a holistic and integrated approach to developing core knowledge, skills and behaviours where different components of the programme complement and reinforce students’ development and T Level preparation, and enabling participants to disseminate learning to colleagues.


Employer Incentive Fund

We would like to take this opportunity to remind providers that the Employer Incentive Fund will be ending on 31st July 2022 (https://support.tlevels.gov.uk/hc/en-gb/articles/4404696521618-2020-and-2021-T-Level-Providers-Industry-Placement-Employer-Incentive-data-tracking-tool).

The online submissions tool will remain open for a further two weeks to allow for payments made up to the end of July. If you have any submissions that you are waiting to upload, we advise doing this as soon as possible. Once the fund has ended, we will be clawing back any unspent allocations following reconciliation of the records you have provided.

In the meantime, if you have any issues accessing the online submissions tool, or have any general queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via email – ip.employerincentivefund@education.gov.uk.


Recruitment Progress Pulse Survey collection

The 2022 academic year Recruitment Progress survey is open, the deadline to complete is the 5 May. You can access the survey here.
Please ensure you are registered with DfE sign-in and refer to the guidance document when completing the survey.


Education and Training Foundation Update

Sign up to the ETF’s Route and Subject Specific courses

Do you want to enhance your teaching practice and refresh your subject knowledge and skills?

The ETF’s Route and Subject Specific T Level courses are suitable for teachers and middle managers.

The courses explore delivery and assessment methods and content, critical legislation or planning considerations, route-wide teaching approaches and practical skills development.

Places are available during May and June 2022.

May dates: 

  • Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control T Level (Exeter) - 5 May  
  • Science T Level (online) - 5 May 
  • Education and Early Years T Level (Durham) - 17 May 
  • Digital Design, Production and Development T Level (Exeter) - 24 May 
  • Management and Administration T Level (Tiverton) - 27 May

June dates: 

  • Healthcare Science T Level (Tiverton) - 6 June 
  • Digital Support Services T Level (Exeter) - 7 June 
  • Science T Level (Tiverton) - 10 June 
  • Accounting T Level (Fareham) - 14 June 
  • Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction and the Built Environment T Level (online) - 14 June 
  • Building Services Engineering for Construction and the Built Environment T Level (online) - 14 June 
  • Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing T Level (Exeter) - 16 June 
  • Onsite Construction T Level (online) - 17 June 
  • Digital Business Services T Level (Exeter) - 21 June 
  • Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing T Level (Exeter) - 30 June 

Please check the ETF's upcoming events calendar to book onto courses, events and workshops. 


Awarding Organisations Updates


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

Then contact Highfield today and make sure you’re kept up to date with the design and development of the technical qualification. 

To register your interest in joining their Provider forum or to subscribe to future newsletters then please email tlevels@highfield.co.uk or visit for more information.



NCFE Webinar: health and science T Level workshop - preparing to Teach Year 1

On 25th May NCFE will be hosting an online workshop for providers delivering health and science T Levels from September 2022. The interactive CPD workshop will support providers in the planning and delivery of Year 1 of the technical qualifications.

The session will include:

  • An overview of the T Level and student journey
  • Guidance on structuring your delivery
  • Teaching and learning strategies to support the development of core skills and content
  • An overview of how NCFE will support you.

Register now



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

  • Q&A Networks and Training events
  • Entries for the Summer Series
  • Provider Approval and Provider Monitoring

Read the April E-Bulletin 


City & Guilds 

Are you preparing to deliver the City & Guilds’ Management and Administration T Level Technical Qualification from September 2022? There is an opportunity to join their Technical Advisors at their upcoming regional networks this month. Use the links below to reserve your place.

Cirencester College, 17.05.2022: 10.00 - 13.00 (BST)

City of Sunderland College, 25.05.2022: 10.00 - 13.00 (BST)

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