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Animal Care and Management T Level: Important Update

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) have recently made an announcement regarding the Animal Care and Management T Level.

Development of the T Level technical qualification has been underway by City & Guilds. Over recent months, it has become apparent that the content and structure of the qualification needs further work and engagement to ensure that the final product meets the expectations of both employers and higher education providers.

As such, the Institute have decided to defer first teaching of this qualification by a year, to September 2024. We are confident that this will allow the time for proper consideration of the range of views about this T Level.

This decision does not change the timeline for Agriculture, Land Management & Production, which will be available for first teaching in September 2023.

Please direct any queries to the Technicals Quality Team at technicals.quality@cityandguilds.com.

T Levels are two-year programmes for young learners, developed in collaboration with employers and include a Technical Qualification (TQ) that combines maths, English and digital skills. They will become one of three choices for learners after GCSEs alongside apprenticeships and A-Levels.

The government has published the full list of providers who have been selected to deliver T Levels in the 2020 to 2021, 2021 to 2022, and 2022 to 2023 academic year and the T Levels they intend to deliver.

T Level Development Expression of Interest Form

Please only sign-up if you’re a provider interested in supporting the writing, review and/or validation of T Level Technical Qualifications.

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City & Guilds is working the government to develop the Technical Qualifications for the industries below. Click on the images below to find out more.

Teaching has begun for wave  2 T Level Technical Qualifications in Building Services Engineering and Onsite Construction.

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Wave 3 T Level Technical Qualification in Management and Administration is now approved.                                             

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Wave 3 T Level Technical Qualifications in Engineering and Manufacturing are now approved.                                              

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Currently in development, T Level Technical Qualifications in Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care will begin to be rolled out from September 2023.

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T Level funding

T Level funding arrangements are different to the way the government fund16-19 study programmes, attracting different uplifts and a higher rate of funding. There are also additional payments for work placements and early take up of T Levels.

Additional one-off payments for 2020 providers

In recognition of the additional costs that are unique to early T Level providers, the DfE will introduce additional one-off payments to providers for each new T Level introduced in 2020, and also for providers introducing the Transition Framework in 2020.

Comprehensive information on the T Level funding arrangements for the 2020-21, can be found on the gov website.

T Levels action plan

This is the third T Level action plan which the Department for Education has published and aims to provide an implementation update for individuals and organisations interested in T Levels.

Read the full action plan >

Education and Training Foundation

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has announced the launch dates for it’s high-quality T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer, which started to become available from 1 September.

Please fill out their online Expression of Interest form to receive direct and relevant updates.

Visit the dedicated website for more information.

T Level transition programme

he government has appointed the Association of Colleges (AoC) to run the T Level transition framework support programme. Working with their partners, The Challenge Network (TCN) they will support volunteer T Level providers who get involved in phased implementation of the T Level transition framework, running up to first delivery in 2020 and 2021.

Read more about the T Level transition framework > 

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