A T Level is split into three main sections:

  • technical qualification (TQ) is the main, classroom-based element. Students will learn about their chosen sectors through a curriculum designed by employers and developed by an awarding organisation (AO).
  • industry placement runs for a minimum of 315 hours (45 days) overall and will give students practical insights into their sector and an opportunity to embed the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.
  • English, maths and digital provision are also built into the classroom-based element of the T Level, meaning students will be given a solid foundation of transferable skills.

 Animal Care and Management

  A male and female farmer herd cows into a pen outside

Expected TQ occupational specialisms and year of delivery

  • Animal Management and Behaviour - September 2024
  • Animal Management and Science - September 2024
  • Equine Care and Management - removed


Date approved – 11 April 2024

Expected to be available from – September 2024

Awarding Organisation - City & Guilds 

Find your nearest T Level provider

Provider information - City & Guilds Provider Information 

Industry placements - How to get involved and information for employers

Mandatory additional requirements - TBC​

The outline content is provided for reference only – please visit City & Guilds

Outline Content - Animal Care and Management

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The overall grade is subject to completion of all T Level requirements – not just the components of the technical qualification (TQ).

T Level grades are worked out from students’ grades for the technical qualification core and occupational specialisms. 

As well as passing the relevant technical qualification, the following elements are required to achieve an overall T Level grade:

  • industry placement: This will be arranged and verified by the provider offering the T Level. For more guidance on next steps for provider visit GOV.UK
  • students are required to work towards improving attainment in maths and English if they have not already achieved grade 4 at GCSE or equivalent. Where students have attained, or attain during the course of the T Level, maths and or English qualifications at level 2, this will be referenced on any T Level certificates and/or statements of achievement

Students who do not pass all elements of their T Level will get a T Level statement of achievement which will show the elements they have completed.

TQ occupational specialisms with the relevant standards and occupations

Animal Management and Behaviour

Animal Management and Science