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.
TQ occupational specialisms and expected year of delivery
- Retail and commercial banking analyst - 2022
- Investment banking and asset and wealth management analyst - 2022
- Insurance practitioner - 2022
- Financial compliance/risk analyst - 2022
Date approved – 16 September 2021
Expected to be available from – September 2022
Awarding Organisation - Pearson
Outline Content - Finance
Mandatory additional requirements - TBC
Provider information - T Levels information for educators
The overall grade is subject to completion/achievement 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. For example: to be awarded a Distinction*, you must achieve an A* in the core and a Distinction in the occupational specialism(s).
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 expected relevant standards and occupations
Retail and commercial banking analyst
- Senior financial services customer adviser
- Mortgage adviser
- Advanced credit controller/debt collection specialist/credit risk
- Financial services administrator / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education