We welcome views on draft outline content for two T Levels in Business and Admin - Management and Administration – Human Resources and Hair and Beauty. This content has been developed by T Level panels of experts and will be used by awarding bodies to develop technical qualifications for each T Level.
T Levels are new two-year, technical study programmes that will be available across 11 industry routes. Alongside apprenticeships and A levels, T Levels will be one of the three major options available to students aged 16 – 19.
T Level panels of experts set out the knowledge and skills required for each T Level, based on the same occupational standards as apprenticeships. This ensures that individuals taking T Levels can develop the technical knowledge and skills required by employers in that industry.
The outline content for the first T Levels (in Education and Childcare, Construction, Digital, and Health and Science) has already been approved and published, and forms part of the Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the first wave of T Level Technical Qualifications. These T Levels will be rolled out from September 2020.
We are now consulting on the outline content for a further four T Levels, which will form part of a batch that will be rolled out from 2021 onwards.
The Institute for Apprenticeships oversees the development and approval of the standards, qualifications and occupational maps for T Levels and apprenticeships. In addition to their role in approving apprenticeship standards, the Institute’s Route Panels - made up of employers and industry experts – are scrutinising the outline content for all T Levels. The Institute will also award and manage contracts for the development of T Levels.
Why we are seeking your views
Draft outline content has been submitted for three T Level pathways:
In Business and Administration:
In Hair and Beauty:
We are seeking your views to help ensure that the content captures the right knowledge, skills and performance outcomes that will enable students to enter employment within their chosen occupational specialisms. Our Route Panels of employer experts will take your views into consideration when scrutinising the outline content documents.
Please respond by midnight on Tuesday 6 August 2019.
What happens next
We will consider your responses as we scrutinise the outline content for the two pathways.
We will publish the final content for these T Level pathways in 2020.