Information on T Level technical qualifications that have been approved for delivery by the Institute and other required T Level components.

1. Approved T Level Technical Qualifications

T Levels are based on T Level Final Outline Content, which is in turn based on approved standards. The T Level Technical Qualifications approved to date are set out in the table below.

Date approved

Available from

TQ Title

TQ Occupational Specialisms

Awarding Organisation

Relevant standards and occupations

Wave 1 – No mandatory additional requirements

01/04/2020

September 2020

T Level technical qualification in Design, surveying and planning for construction

Building services design

Civil engineering

Hazardous materials analysis and surveying

Surveying and design for construction and the built environment

Pearson

Surveying technician

Geospatial surveying technician

Civil engineering technician

Building services design technician

Digital engineering technician

Asbestos analyst / surveyor

01/04/2020

September 2020

T Level technical qualification in Digital production, design and development

Digital production, design and development

Pearson

Software development technician

01/04/2020

September 2020

T Level technical qualification in Education and childcare

Assisting teaching

Early years educator

NCFE

Early years educator

Teaching sssistant

 

As well as passing the relevant Technical Qualification, the following elements are required in order 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 see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/t-levels-next-steps-for-providers
  • GCSE grade 9-4 or a functional skills level 2 pass in English and maths or other equivalent qualification: This will be verified by the provider offering the T Level.

Further information, including on the T Level Transition Programme and on reasonable adjustments for students with special educational needs and disabilities, is available: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/introduction-of-t-levels/introduction-of-t-levels

Advice on supplementary recommendations and for providers in ensuring high-quality industry placements will be available in forthcoming DfE guidance on industry placements.

Find your nearest T Level provider: https://www.tlevels.gov.uk/students/find

2. T Level grading

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. These are presented as look-up tables.  To ensure fairness, the tables are slightly different for different T Levels depending on the size of the core component and occupational specialisms (OS).

  • There will be just one look-up table for each T Level.
  • Each look-up table is made up of six Passes, six Merits, five Distinctions and one Distinction*.
  • To be awarded a Distinction*, the student must achieve an A* in the Core and a Distinction in the Occupational Specialism(s).

The component sizes and proportions for the first TQ's are as follows:

T Level

Core GLH

Occupational Specialism(s) GLH

Total GLH

Proportions %

Design, surveying and planning for construction

600

600

1200

Core 50%

OS 50%

Digital production,  design and development

600

600

1200

Core 50%

OS 50%

Education and childcare

360

545 -556 (550 average)

910

Core 40%

OS 60%

 

Based on the proportions of components (above), the lookup tables for wave 1 TQ's will be as follows:

 

Design, surveying and planning for construction

Digital production, design and development

 

Distinction

Merit

Pass

A*

Distinction *

Distinction

Distinction

A

Distinction

Distinction

Merit

B

Distinction

Merit

Merit

C

Merit

Merit

Pass

D

Merit

Pass

Pass

E

Pass

Pass

Pass

Core 50%/Occupational Specialism(s) 50%

 

 

Education and childcare

 

Distinction

Merit

Pass

A*

Distinction *

Distinction

Merit

A

Distinction

Distinction

Merit

B

Distinction

Merit

Merit

C

Distinction

Merit

Pass

D

Merit

Pass

Pass

E

Pass

Pass

Pass

Core 40%/Occupational Specialism(s) 60%