Employers

T Levels are a new, two-year qualification for 16 to 19-year-olds.

Employers have helped develop the T Level technical qualification content. Each T Level is equivalent to 3 A-levels and will enable young people to develop the knowledge, attitude, and practical skills to thrive in the workplace.

Every T Level will include 45 days of industry placement and can now be offered with up to two employers to develop the practical and technical skills required for the occupation.

Download the industry placement toolkit for employers

Employer Industry Boards

Our employer industry boards (EIBs) are formed of a group of trusted representatives from a range of sectors. The group meets periodically (remotely for now) to feed into T Levels for 16-19-year-olds, apprenticeships, and the review of existing programmes.

Education has always been central to City & Guilds, and we are pleased to support the development and implementation of this new suite of qualifications.

As an organisation with over 140 years of experience in vocational education, City & Guilds is proud to be able to support the development of new qualifications with the aim to help young people into a job, on the job and into the next job.

You can find out more from our established employer industry boards below:

Building services engineering

Construction

Get involved and help shape the future of T Levels

We’re currently looking for new members to join and support our formed employer industry boards: Construction; Building Services Engineering; Management, Digital and Business; Engineering and Manufacturing.

The Government is driving for more employer involvement across all forms of training and we would like you to be part of that discussion.

If you are interested in becoming an industry board member, please complete this expression of interest form.

Complete the form

Webinar archive

Here you will find the recordings and slides from each of our T Level update webinars.

March 2021

T Level Employer Introductory Webinar: Engineering and Manufacturing – download the slides | watch the webinar recording

November 2020

T Level Employer Welcome Webinar: Engineering and Manufacturing – download the slides | watch the webinar recording

Visit the government’s dedicated website to learn how you can support and get involved with T Level Industry placements.

City & Guilds has been awarded the delivery contracts for the following T Levels:

The wave 2 T Level technical qualifications in Building Services Engineering and On-Site Construction are now approved and accredited.

Find out more

City & Guilds and EAL will develop the T Level technical qualifications in Engineering and Manufacturing available from September 2022.

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City & Guilds and ILM will develop the T Level technical qualification in Business and Administration available from September 2022.

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“As the chair of the Building Services Engineering Employer Industry Board and an employer within the Electrotechnical industry I see T Levels as a good opportunity to raise standards and expectations within our industry, allowing learners the opportunity to gain a starting position and enabling them to progress onto an apprenticeship standard. The sector is evolving and becoming more dynamic as employers we need to help and promote this initiative as best as we can.” David Barlow, Owner at Barlow’s.


“Writing as President of the Institute of Carpenters (IOC), at a time in the UK when there is such an acute craft skills shortage in Carpentry, Joinery and woodworking skills in general. Educationally, T Levels present an excellent fresh and positive change of direction, in order to help raise standards and develop young people’s career opportunities. Learners deserve the chance now to have an appropriate entry point and the chance to then progress further, onto and up to a valid apprenticeship level. The whole industry needs to embrace this initiative, support the scheme, the student learners and to promote it widely with confidence.” Geoff Rhodes, President at Institute of Carpenters.

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