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.

Management and Administration

Three students collaborate over several bits of paper and an open laptop

TQ occupational specialisms and expected year of delivery

  • Business support - 2022
  • Business improvement - 2022
  • Team leadership/management - 2022
  • Information management - TBC


Date approved – 2 December 2021

Expected to be available from – September 2022

Awarding Organisation -City & Guilds

Outline Content -Management and Administration

Mandatory additional requirements - TBC

Find your nearest T Level provider

Provider information - City & Guilds provider information

Industry placements - Information for employers and how to get involved

Outline Content provider for reference only please visit City & Guilds for the current TQ information


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 relevant standards and occupations

Business improvement

Team leadership management

Business support

Information management