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.
Your course starts by helping you get to grips with core knowledge of how the construction industry works, the principles of design and the role of technology and sustainability. You will then have the chance to specialise in one of these areas:
TQ occupational specialisms and expected year of delivery
- Carpentry and joinery - 2021
- Plastering - 2021
- Bricklaying - 2021
- Painting and decorating - 2021
Date approved – 17 December 2020
Available from – September 2021
Awarding Organisation - City and Guilds
Outline Content - Onsite Construction
There are no mandatory additional requirements
Provider information - City and Guilds provider information
Outline Content provider for reference only please visit City and Guilds for the current TQ information
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. For example: to be awarded a Distinction*, you must achieve an A* in the core and a Distinction in the occupational specialism(s).
To ensure fairness, the tables are slightly different for different T Levels depending on the size of the core component and occupational specialisms (OS), based on the guided learning hours (GLH).
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.