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T Levels are a two-year post-GCSE option for young learners. These programmes, developed in collaboration with employers, are the new Gold Standard in technical qualifications.

What T Levels are available?

City & Guilds is delivering eight T Level pathway across four sectors including construction, engineering, business and land-based services:

Who can deliver T Levels?

From September 2024, all providers funded to offer classroom-based study programmes to 16-19 year olds will be able to deliver some or all T Levels. To be eligible to deliver T Levels from September 2024, you must have either submitted an expression of interest via the DfE or informed your DfE rep.

Once you have registered with the DfE you will be able to submit an application during our approval window. The approval window is now open and will remain open until Friday 28 June 2024. Applications forms along with links to approval support webinar and approval guidance can be found on the T Levels Resource Hub.

Find out more about our approval process

Watch our case study: Preparing to deliver T Levels

Earlier this year we had the pleasure of visiting two colleges who were among the first to deliver T Levels. We caught up with Mike Emery, Associate Director of Construction at Middlesbrough College and Tom Leahy, Head of the Department for Building Services at Oldham College to discuss how they prepared to successfully deliver T Levels, what they found worked well, and what they've learned along the way.

T Levels: government updates

Next steps for Providers

Information for post-16 providers on the next steps towards delivery of T Levels. This includes information on:

  • the T Level Foundation Year
  • T Level subjects
  • registering to deliver T Levels
  • capital funding

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T Level action plan: 2023 to 2024

The T Level action plan gives an update on government’s progress in reforming technical education as set out in the post-16 skills plan. This includes information on:

  • the rollout of T Levels
  • T Level provider information
  • progression to and from T Levels

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Technical education learner survey 2023: progression of the first T Level cohort

A report on T Level learners' outcomes, destinations, future plans and course experiences.

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Qualifications that overlap with T Levels

Wave 4 T Levels

The government has recently announced a provisional list of qualifications that will have 16-to-19 funding withdrawn from 1 August 2025 due to an overlap with wave 4 T Levels (Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care and Creative and Design).

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Wave 3 T Levels

The government has recently announced a final list of qualifications that will have 16-to-19 funding withdrawn from 1 August 2025 due to an overlap with wave 3 T Levels (Engineering & Manufacturing, Business & Administration, Legal, Finance & Accounting).

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Wave 1 & 2 T levels

The government has published final list of qualifications that will have 16-to-19 funding withdrawn for new starts from 1 August 2024 due to overlap with wave 1 and 2 T Levels (Construction & the Built Environment, Digital, Education & Childcare and Health & Science).

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Industry placement

Guidance for providers and employers

This guidance outlines the key roles and responsibilities for providers and employers in delivering high-quality placements at each stage of the placement i.e., pre, during, and post-placement. It also sets out information about what must happen when students have been unable to complete the minimum placement hours before the end of the second year of the T Level programme. 

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Connect with employers interested in T Levels

Add the Connect with employers service to your DfE sign in account to ensure you can view over 65 employers from across England interested in T Levels.

Find employers near you

Education Training Foundation (ETF)

If you are delivering – or planning to deliver – T Levels the T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer from the ETF has been commissioned by the Department for Education and developed with experts in collaboration with learning providers and employers, to support you.

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Dedicated Exams hub

A new Exams support hub, connected to the new Teaching and Assessment Hub, is now live on the City & Guilds website. The Exams support hub includes new guidance, webinar recordings, FAQs and more to help our customers and learners through the Autumn and Summer series.  

Visit the Exams hub

Providers delivering T Levels and the T Level transition programme

View details of providers selected to deliver T Levels and providers intending to deliver the T Level transition programme.

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construction and bse iconOnsite Construction and Building Services Engineering

From plumbing and bricklaying to heating and ventilation, our level 3 T Level technical qualifications in onsite construction and building services engineering deliver opportunities for learners looking to enter the construction industry.

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engineering iconEngineering and Manufacturing

Learners can pick from three pathways depending on their interests: Maintenance, Installation & Repair; Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing & Control or Design & Development.

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management and admin iconManagement and Administration

The qualification will provide learners with an understanding of the Management and Administration sector, and you will cover topics such as: Business Context, People, Quality Compliance, Project, and Change Management.

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land based iconAgriculture, Environmental and Animal Care

With two pathways, the Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care T Level will provide learners with the technical knowledge and practical skills valued by industry.

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