23 June 2022- T Level Newsletter
This week's newsletter includes updates on:
- Registering industry placement completion
- Specialist Equipment Allocation: Monitoring Form A due 24 June 2022
- Guidance published on pathway level placements for Health, Healthcare Science and Science T Levels
- Industry placement flexibilities
- Summer 2022 T Level Awarding
- T Levels Celebration Week
- T Level Transition Programme - Strategic round table meeting for Round 1 and Round 2 T Level Transition Programme Providers
- Recruitment Progress Pulse Survey
- Legal Services T Level
- Are you planning to deliver T Levels for the first time in 2024 to 2025 academic year?
- Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Update
- Awarding Organisations Updates
Registering industry placement completion
It is important that providers use the Manage T Level Results service to inform us of students’ industry placement completion no later than 31 July (and, for the purposes of certification, maths and English attainment if a student obtained this outside of England or Wales). To help you identify any gaps, we’ll be in touch with users of the service by email over the coming weeks to let you know where there is outstanding information in student records. We’ve also made improvements to the service this week to make it easier for you to identify those records in your student list.
Results for all active students in the final year of their T Level will be available to view and download from 12:01am on 17 August under embargo, before A Level and T Level results day on 18 August. Providers are expected to share overall T Level results and component results, including the industry placement outcome, with students. The results will be available to download as a CSV file and a sample results file is available to view in advance.
In early July we’ll also be publishing on the T Levels Support for Schools and Colleges site, checklists and supporting information that you may find helpful in your preparations in the lead up to results day, and beyond.
Specialist Equipment Allocation: Monitoring Form A due 24 June 2022
This is a reminder to all providers who received SEA funding as part of Wave 3, the deadline for returning the Monitoring Form A is the 24 June. It is important that this form is returned to us, so that we can review the equipment you are planning purchase using the allocation. The form can be found here.
We will review your form and, should we need to follow up with you about the information provided, we will be in contact by 20 July.
If you have any questions regarding the form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidance published on pathway level placements for Health, Healthcare Science and Science T Levels
We introduced pathway level placements for Health, Healthcare Science and Science T Levels as a temporary flexibility for Wave 2 students (those who started their T Level in 2021) to respond to the impact of Covid-19. This flexibility was announced in November 2021: Temporary flexibilities for Wave 1 and Wave 2 industry placements.
We have published further guidance on delivering pathway level placements on Gov.uk, that provides advice on how to ensure the student gets the best outcome and provides practical placement examples within different placement settings. We recommend you take a look if you are using this delivery model.
Industry placement flexibilities
We are committed to ensuring that no student is unable to complete their T Level because they have not been able to do an industry placement as a result of Covid-19. A reminder of the temporary flexibilities that we have put in place for Wave 1 students is set out below. These have been designed to help tackle some of the challenges in securing and delivering placements which have arisen as a result of the pandemic, so please use them where they are needed. The temporary flexibilities are:
- 100% remote placements
- Employer-led activities and projects
- Temporary special consideration criteria – whereby providers can apply special consideration if students have been able to demonstrate progress against their learning goals in less than 315 hours when they have undertaken either blended placements, 100% remote placements, and/or completed employer-led activities and projects. Please note, if you apply special consideration, you must complete a special consideration form on the Manage T Level Results service and information about how to do this is outlined in Section 5 of the industry placement delivery guidance. Please contact NCFE, directly, if you think special consideration should apply to any of your Early Years Educator students.
Summer 2022 T Level Awarding
We know that this year’s students have been affected by the pandemic, so Ofqual and IfATE have asked NCFE and Pearson to recognise that in the grading of the Core and Occupational Specialism this summer. This is in line with the approach taken in other qualifications such as A levels, reflecting the fact that these are new qualifications, and the disruption caused by the pandemic. Employers will also be involved in ensuring that the resulting standards continue to meet their expectations.
T Levels Celebration Week
The first T Levels Celebration Week is taking place 4–8 July! This is a great opportunity to highlight T Levels and to help raise awareness of them in your areas and across the country. To help you make the most of it we have developed toolkits for Wave 1 and Wave 2 providers, available from next week. The toolkits contain a range of content including newsletter copy and draft social posts (with the hashtag #TLevelsCelebrations) that you can adapt for your own use.
T Level Transition Programme - Strategic round table meeting for Round 1 and Round 2 T Level Transition Programme Providers – 1st July 2022
The focus of this event is on “destination for students from the T Level Transition Programme” and is a great opportunity for Round 1 and Round 2 Providers to feedback to DfE your thoughts and feedback on the T Level Transition Programme (TLTP), and to raise any questions asking you may have with your T Level and TLTP peers.
The event will take place Friday 1st July 2022, at 1.00 pm, and will last approximately 90 minutes. To register in advance for this meeting , click this link to https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsdOCorjwvH9zBrPfYcxuHu81vzqCSuHTO .
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
We look forward to meeting you there. If you have any queries regarding the webinar, don't hesitate to get in touch with the AoC at email@example.com
Recruitment Progress Pulse Survey
The 2022 academic year Recruitment Progress survey is opening on the 27 June, you will have until 1 July to submit. You will be able to access the survey here.
Legal Services T Level – Did you know…?
If you are preparing to deliver the Legal Services T Level in September 2023, it might help to be aware of two things as you are finalising your plans for delivery.
- The Legal Services T Level is focused on the support functions and processes within the legal sector, so it should not be confused with a Law qualification. You will want to take that into consideration when considering your target audience and preparing for marketing this autumn.
- When you are planning teaching resources for this T Level, you may wish to consider the need for staff with experience of working in legal services as part of the team. Where staff have only taught traditional Law and the theoretical aspects of Law, the lack of experience in the day-to day operations of the legal sector may not fully support learning for this T Level.
To ensure that you are familiar with the content of the developing qualification, we would urge you to engage with Pearson during this final phase of work to ensure you are fully prepared for delivery. You can do this by joining the Provider Validation Panel (PVP).
To join and gain access to the specification and assessment material please contact Andrew Hambelton firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you planning to deliver T Levels for the first time in 2024 to 2025 academic year?
Make sure you register before midnight on the 29 July 2022 to access implementation planning support, and to be eligible for the next round of T Level Capital Funding.
The registration portal and supporting guidance can be accessed on GOV.UK. Providers have until midnight on the 24 March 2023 to register, which is slightly earlier than originally communicated, but it will now close before we open registration for 2025 T Level delivery at end March 2023.
Education and Training Foundation (ETF) Update
T Level professional development activities for schools
Are you based in a school and preparing for T Level delivery? The ETF is inviting schools to take part in a series of upcoming T Level professional development activities.
You can hear about the experiences of others who are already on their T Level journey by signing up to the Learning From event for schools, on 5 July.
Topics that will be discussed include curriculum modelling, assessment and industry placements. This will be followed by an audience Q&A.
Attend the Network for Schools and Sixth Forms, on 15 July, which provides the opportunity to network and collaborate with others working on the development and delivery of T Levels.
Apply for the next T Level Leadership Mentoring Programme, to develop wider leadership skills through coaching and reflection.
The programme provides a confidential, neutral and objective space to explore challenges with a specialist mentor. The next cohort starts in autumn 2022. Apply by 31 August 2022.
These activities are part of the ETF’s T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer, which has been commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) to support leaders, governors, managers, teachers and trainers who are leading, managing and delivering T Levels.
Awarding Organisations Updates
Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE)
T Level Technical Qualifications Provider Survey: Spring 2021/ 2022- Closing date 8 July 2022
We would like to hear from you
This is a reminder that the Spring Provider Survey will close on 8 July 2022. Please click on the link below to complete our short survey. The survey is to help inform the approach towards delivering world-class technical education. We would welcome views and feedback from Wave 1 and Wave 2 Providers on the services that Awarding Organisations provide to you.
- A decision has been made to pause the Habitat Management Occupational Specialism within the Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care route.
- This is due to revisions taking place within the Occupational Standards that the content for these qualification is aligned to. IFATE have considered that in order to ensure that these qualifications contain the content required by current employers in this sector, and provide viable progression routes for students taking this T Level.
- IFATE are planning to revisit this OS once the relevant content areas have been updated, and any additional content required has been identified.
Are you getting ready to deliver the T Level in Catering from September 2023?
If you’d like to know more about the T Level Technical Qualification in Catering and the supporting resources that will be available to help you plan and prepare for delivery, then get in touch with Highfield today. The T Levels team are always happy to help and will support and guide you to ensure you’re fully prepared for delivery of this new and exciting qualification.
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Get in touch today on 01302 363277 or email your question to email@example.com
The approval window for eligible providers wanting to teach City & Guilds T Level Technical Qualifications (TQs) from September 2022 closes Friday 24 June 2022. Please send your applications as soon as possible. Find the application forms online: https://www.cityandguilds.com/tlevels/resources
The final regional network events for the Management and Administration T Level are running in June and July. Links to register for these events are available here: https://www.cityandguilds.com/tlevels/events
The City & Guilds T Level Transition Programme Frameworks have recently been updated for Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing, Education and Childcare, and Digital. Links to each can be found online: https://www.cityandguilds.com/tlevels/transition-programmes
Finally, a critical element in the development and success of T Levels is employer involvement. If you would like to find out more about how you can get involved in the validation group for the City & Guilds Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care T Level, please submit your information: https://www.cityandguilds.com/tlevels/employers/employer-industry-board