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Transition programmes

City & Guilds T Level transition programmes

T Levels are the new gold standard for technical education – and we want as many young people as possible, who would benefit from having the opportunity, to achieve a T Level.

We are delighted, alongside T Levels, to offer the City & Guilds T Level Transition Programme, an exciting new preparatory and full-time study programme for learners that provides a high-quality route into T Levels.

Our offer has been supported by T Level providers who are working with learners who require further support to enter their chosen T Level programme or those who are undecided about their next steps.

Please note - Providers have discretion over how to achieve the national technical outcomes for each sector, you can use a qualification, no-qualification or a blend of both. The below suggested qualifications have been selected for each sector to help support you in achieving the requirements of the national technical outcomes.

Download our T Level transition programme framework from the accordions below.

Delivery components

The programme must consist of five delivery components that should be tailored to meet individual needs.

The components are:

  • Diagnostic, monitoring and guidance
  • English, maths & digital
  • Experience of the workplace
  • Technical knowledge and skills
  • Pastoral Support, Personal Development & Enrichment

National technical outcomes

The national technical outcomes have been developed with close reference to the relevant T Level outline content and its structure to identify knowledge, skills and behaviours, appropriate to level 2 for each sector.

To provide a minimum level of consistency for learners, a study programme is expected to cover all the national technical outcomes for the T Level Transition Programme, relevant to their chosen T Level route. These include a small number of outcomes, each with underpinning knowledge, skills and behaviours, which we expect learners to be able to demonstrate by the end of the programme.

Find out more about the specific national technical outcome

Employability Skills (5546)

City & Guilds’ Employability Skills (5546) suite is a flexible qualification with a wide range of unit topics, which can be put together to make up a qualification that prepares your learners for progression to the T Level of their choice. The certificate requires a minimum of 15 credits to be selected from the 66 units available at level 1 or the 25 units available at level 2, below are two examples.

The full range of units can be found in our Employability Skills Qualification Handbook; you can access this on our dedicated webpage under centre documents.

Level 2 Certificate (85 Guided Learning Hours)

City & Guilds Certificate in Employability Skills Level 2 (5546-04)

Unit Number

Credit Value

Unit Title

501

3

Career planning and making applications

502

3

Effective skills, qualities and attitudes for learning and work

504

2

Communicating with others in the workplace

519

2

Dealing with challenges

520

3

Managing yourself

522

3

Team working skills

Level 1 Certificate (77 Guided Learning Hours)

City & Guilds Certificate in Employability Skills Level 1 (5546-04)

Unit Number

Credit Value

Unit Title

404

2

Effective Communication

411

3

Working as part of a team

416

3

Rights, responsibilities and citizenship

420

3

Undertaking work placement

425

2

Effective skills, qualities and attitudes for learning and work

433

3

Coping with change

 

Programme offers