We welcome views on proposed outline content for Technical Qualifications for T Levels in Building Services Engineering, Digital Support and Services, Health, Healthcare Science and Science. This content was developed by T Level panels of experts and will be used by awarding bodies to develop Technical Qualifications for each T Level. These T Levels will be rolled out from 2021 onwards.

The outline content for the first three T Levels (in Construction, Digital and Education and Childcare) has already been approved and published as part of the Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the first wave of T Level Technical Qualifications. These T Levels will be rolled out from September 2020.

T Levels are new two-year, technical study programmes that will be available across 11 industry routes. Alongside apprenticeships and A levels, T Levels will be one of the three major options available to students aged 16 – 19.

T Level panels of experts set out the knowledge and skills required for the Technical Qualification within each T Level, based on the same occupational standards as apprenticeships. This ensures that individuals taking T Levels can develop the technical knowledge and skills required by employers in that industry.  

The Institute for Apprenticeships oversees the development and approval of the standards, qualifications and occupational maps for T Levels and apprenticeships. In addition to their role in approving apprenticeship standards, the Institute’s Route Panels - made up of employers and industry experts – are scrutinising the outline content for all T Levels. The Institute will also award and manage contracts for the development of T Levels.

Why we are seeking your views

Draft outline content has been developed for Technical Qualifications to be included in T Levels in:

We are seeking your views to help ensure that the outline content captures the right knowledge, skills and performance outcomes that will enable students to enter employment within their chosen occupational specialisms. Our Route Panels of employer experts will consider your views when scrutinising the outline content documents.

Please respond by midnight on Thursday 17 January 2019.

Please provide your consultation responses through the links below:


Digital Support Services re-consultation

We are re-consulting on the draft outline content for Digital Support Services.

Following submission to the Digital Route Panel, we are seeking your views on the revised outline content. In the revised structure, the mandatory specialism has been removed and core pathway content has been added.

Please respond by 31st January 2019

What happens next

We will consider your responses as we scrutinise the outline content for the five T Levels set out above.

We will publish the final content for these T Levels in Spring 2019.