This consultation is now closed, we are currently analysing your feedback

We are seeking views from providers, employers, and industry experts.

A draft outline content is in development for a new occupational specialism. The occupational specialism sits within the existing BSE T Level Qualification. Your views will support the development of this content. 

The ask:

We are asking the relevant groups to take part in a survey about the attached outline content. Taking part will help us understand if the current iteration of the outline content suffices in the areas mentioned.

Low Carbon Heating Engineering occupational specialism survey Low Carbon Heating Engineering occupational specialism outline content attachment 

If you would like to send in your feedback, please respond by 11.59pm on 12 December. We will consider your responses as we further develop the Outline Content.  


Why we are seeking views

An Outline Content aims to provide learners with:  

  • the specific knowledge and skills to progress to employment within the industry
  • the foundation knowledge that would support progression to higher education courses

Employers, providers, and industry bodies are well-placed to feedback on the course's suitability. Feedback is crucial in developing the detailed qualification specification. 

We are asking for those groups mentioned to take part in a short survey to help us find out: 

  • the suitability of the content for teaching in a study-based setting
  • if there are gaps in content or content that is unnecessary
  • whether the content will provide good preparation for skilled employment
  • whether this content would provide a good preparation for students to go on to higher education in a relevant area

What are T Levels

T Levels are a 2-year qualification available to learners after GCSEs as an alternative to A levels, other post-16 courses or an apprenticeship. Launched in September 2020, these courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and education providers so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for entry into skilled employment, an apprenticeship or related technical study through further or higher education. There are currently 18 T Levels in delivery across 8 different routes.

For more information on available and upcoming T Levels.

T Levels combine classroom theory, practical learning and an industry placement, which typically lasts 45 days. This ensures students have real experience of the workplace. They provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door to highly skilled employment, an apprenticeship or higher education. 

IfATE awards and manages contracts for the development of T Levels. IfATE also oversees the development and approval on the standards, qualifications, and occupational maps for T Levels and Apprenticeships. IfATE have also worked with employers, providers and industry experts to develop the progression profiles, which show some of the opportunities available to learners directly after completing a T Level and other opportunities available after further training and or experience. The profiles are embedded into the occupational maps.


What happens next?

We will consider your responses as we gather evidence.


Published 23 November 2023
Last updated 21 December 2023
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