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City & Guilds is pleased to announce two new T Level Technical Qualification (TQ) contracts in Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care, awarded by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute) for first teaching from September 2023.

  • Animal Care and Management
  • Agriculture, Land Management and Production

The Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care sector is a vital part of the City & Guilds offer and we are delighted to have been awarded these new T Level contracts. We will continue to work closely with our employer industry board and wider stakeholders to develop, validate and review these TQs that sit within the T Level programme.

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In addition, we have six existing T Level Technical Qualifications:

Now available for first teaching

  • T Level Technical Qualification in Onsite Construction
  • T Level Technical Qualification in Building Services Engineering

Available for first teaching from September 2022

  • T Level Technical Qualification in Management and Administration
  • T Level Technical Qualification in Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing
  • T Level Technical Qualification in Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing
  • T Level Technical Qualification in Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control

We look forward to our continued working relationship with the Institute to develop and deliver these TQs.

We are utilising the expertise of the specialist engineering awarding organisation, Excellence Achievement and Learning (EAL), to develop the Engineering and Manufacturing T Level TQs. This follows our successful partnership to start delivering the Technical Qualification in Building Services Engineering, now available for teaching. 

What are T Levels?

T Levels are a new two-year programme choice that follows GCSEs. They have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses to ensure the content prepares learners for the world of work and meets industry needs.

T Levels are available in England only and will become one of the main choices for learners after GCSE 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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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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