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T Levels

T Levels

City & Guilds is delivering eight T Level contracts awarded by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute). First teaching began for Onsite Construction and Building Services Engineering (BSE) in September 2021. Management and Administration, and Engineering and Manufacturing, first teaching will commence from September 2022.

In addition, we’re developing the Technical Qualifications (TQs) for Animal Care and Management, plus Agriculture, Land Management and Production, for first teaching from September 2023.

We’re working with the specialist engineering awarding organisation, Excellence Achievement and Learning (EAL), on the BSE and Engineering and Manufacturing TQs.

What are T Levels

T Levels are two-year high-quality programme choice that follows GCSEs. They have been developed in collaboration with employers to ensure the content equips learners with the skills and knowledge that businesses want, preparing them for work, higher education, or an apprenticeship.

T Levels are available in England only and a choice for learners alongside apprenticeships and A-levels.

The T Level programme includes the following compulsory elements:

  • a TQ which includes: core theory, concepts and skills for an industry area
  • an industry placement with an employer

Maths and English GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 (Continue to study as part of the condition of funding).

We work with employers and industry organisations to ensure our qualifications are fit for purpose.                                                                                   

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We’ve put learners at the heart of these new T Level technical qualifications, and with 140 years of working in education and with industry partners, we're a trusted leader in the field.

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We offer a range of webinars and events to support qualification development and delivery.                                                                                           

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At City & Guilds we are committed to helping learners progress into a job, develop on the job and move into the next job.                                                      

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Key government links and resources

To help you promote T Levels, see the Department for Education’s (DfE) range of marketing materials, which includes T Level logos, social media images, high-resolution campaign images and brand and communication guidelines.

You may also find the following resources and documents useful.

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