1. New T Level in Marketing

A new Marketing T Level will be available from September 2025, following the successful conclusion of IfATE’s latest T Level procurement.

Pearson Education Limited (Pearson) will develop and deliver the Marketing T Level, following a competitive bidding process overseen by IfATE. Pearson currently has four T Levels in delivery, with a further T Level in Legal Services launching this September.


2. Update on the T Levels in Media, Broadcast and Production and Craft and Design

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) and Awarding Organisation NCFE have jointly agreed for NCFE to transfer its T Levels in Craft and Design and Media, Broadcast and Production to Pearson Education Limited (Pearson). This will give NCFE greater capacity to focus on its existing T Level portfolio.

The technical content already developed by NCFE and the contribution of its expert stakeholders will form a key part of this transition to Pearson.

NCFE will continue to deliver the T Levels in Education and Early Years, Health, Healthcare Science, Science, Digital Support Services and Digital Business Services, and support the best interests of its learners, as well as the overall success of the T Level Programme.


3. Update on the Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty Therapy T Level

We are finalising arrangements with regard to the future delivery of the Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty Therapy T Level, and IfATE will provide an update on this in the coming months.


4. Update on the Catering T Level

Since 2021, IfATE has been working with Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Limited (Highfield) in connection with the development of the Catering T Level. In March 2023, it was announced by the Department for Education that the Catering T Level would be delayed until at least 2025.

Both IfATE and Highfield have the best interests of learners, employers and providers at heart and recognise the importance of a successful T Level programme which will help to close skills gaps and maximise the benefits that technical education brings to our economy.

IfATE and Highfield have worked very hard to ensure the success of the Catering T Level to date. It has, however, become apparent during the development stage that there is not a shared vision of the Technical Qualification. As such both parties have agreed that their relationship in connection with the proposed Catering T Level will now come to an end.

As outlined by the DfE, the decision to defer the Catering T Level beyond 2024 will allow time for additional consultation with employers and sector bodies. A further announcement on the next steps for this T Level will be made once this work has been completed.