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06 October 2022 - T Level Newsletter

This week's newsletter includes updates on:

National T Levels Week: 10th -14th of October

With the new academic year underway, new T Level subjects on offer, new students and new providers – there’s a lot to celebrate! 10 – 14 October 2022 marks national T Levels week.

As a T Level provider, we would love you to get involved with marking this moment and promoting T Levels.

During T Levels Week, the Department for Education will showcase students, providers and employers on our social media channels. Our Secretary of State, Ministers and Permanent Secretary will show their support for T Levels with social posts videos and interviews. We will also utilise our business and stakeholder networks to amplify and share T Level stories and messages.

T Levels Week is a great opportunity to highlight T Levels as a high quality and world-class qualification, to help raise awareness of them in your area and across the country, encourage employers to offer industry placements and to drive registrations for September 2023 and beyond. There are a number of ways for you to participate, from hosting a T Level event for your students, to showcasing your star T Level teachers or the T Level subjects you offer. T Level providers across the country will be taking part through events, PR and social media, using the dedicated hashtag #TLevelsWeek.

If you have any questions or want to find out more about participating in T Levels Week, please contact:


T Level Transition Programme – delivery of National Technical Outcomes request for materials (by Monday 24 October)

We would like to learn lessons from providers’ early experiences of delivering the waves 1-3 National Technical Outcomes which started in September 2022.   

The aim is to understand better how the National Technical Outcomes are being adopted for classroom teaching and the assessment approaches used.  This will inform decisions on delivery support needs and whether additional resources are required to support providers, as well as provide valuable information on any challenges you are facing in delivering the National Technical Outcomes.

We’d like to start by looking at available materials and/or documentation and would be very grateful if you would share any you have developed, of what you will be doing to deliver the National Technical Outcomes – for example:

  • schemes of learning for the National Technical Outcomes
  • mapping to qualifications
  • other relevant material such as quality documentation

If you are willing to share this information, please send electronic copies to by close Monday 24th October.

Please note: The information will be protected as restricted for T Level Transition Team internal use only, it will not be shared or copied.

We would also welcome your views on how the National Technical Outcome delivery is going, any observations you have on coverage of the content and assessment, please do contact the team on or directly to if you’d like to feedback early thoughts.

As ever, your support is highly valued in working with us and helping to shape and evolve national policy.


The 21/22 mandatory FE workforce Data collections opened on the 12th of September

The online form for staff data is now available for providers.

To access the staff, vacancy and governor collections, use the Submit learner data sign in process:

If your require an account, please follow this guidance: How to register for an IDAMS account - GOV.UK (

We will be publishing outcomes in Spring 2023, for the benefit of providers and key stakeholders, such as Ofsted and sector representatives.

We have also released new updated guidance documents for the collections to support staff who are completing the collections. You can find them here:

Further education workforce data collection - GOV.UK (


Reminder: October 2022 T Level data collection – for providers who registered in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023

We issued the October 2022 data collection on Monday 12 September and this will be open until Friday 7 October. This is the digital form we use to collect information about your T Level delivery intentions.

It is important to complete this return before the closing date as the data collected will be used inform 2023 to 2024 academic year T Level funding allocations, to calculate capital specialist equipment funding allocations to support 2023 T Level delivery and to update the T Level Provider List, which will be refreshed in January 2023 and will contain information on T Level provider delivery intentions for 2023 and 2024.

If you have deferred your T Level delivery to the 2024 to 2025 academic year, you are still required to complete this form.

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


Awarding Organisations Updates


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


T Level Technical Qualification in Catering – Draft TQ Specification

Highfield will be releasing the draft TQ Specification, in October 2022, to all providers eligible to deliver the Catering T Level programme from 2023. This specification contains all the information needed to deliver this brand-new qualification and sets out the knowledge, understanding, skills and behaviours that students need to learn. Thank you to those who have already registered for early access, you can still request access to the draft TQ Specification by emailing

City & Guilds

Registration & booking windows
City & Guilds registration window for all new T Level learners is now open. Please register learners between 1 September – 1 November 2022 to avoid late fees. And the booking window for Occupational Specialism assessments is open 1 September - 16 December.

Introduction to T Levels webinars
Introductory webinars for providers interested in delivering Onsite Construction, Building Services Engineering, Management and Administration, Engineering and Manufacturing or Agriculture, Land Management and Production are running from the week commencing 10 October 2022. Links to all these events can be found on events page: Events and webinars - T Levels | City & Guilds (

Tutor resources

City &Guilds have now released the tutor resources to support delivery staff. These include schemes of work, worksheets, PowerPoints and multiple-choice questions for each knowledge outcome. To locate and download these resources visit the Tutor resource section of the Resource Hub: Resource Hub - T Levels | City & Guilds (


IfATE launches new TQ student forum

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) is creating a new forum to represent students following a technical qualification (TQ). The TQ student forum will play an important role in helping IfATE to understand and take account of the TQ student experience in its work.

This is a great opportunity for TQ students to share their feedback, represent TQ student views in meetings with employers, government ministers and IfATE’s board, and take part in activities to promote the benefits of technical education. The forum will meet virtually for up to an hour around four times a year.

IfATE is now looking for current or graduate T Level students who would be interested in joining the forum. If your college or school would like to nominate someone or find out more about the forum, please email Sophie Hicks at:


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