The Institute is responsible for the Technical Qualification (TQ). This is the main, classroom-based element of the T Level, and equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary to give them a broad understanding of their chosen occupational route.

TQs are made primarily by T Level Panels, who work with the Institute to form outline content. These panels are made up by industry experts, who form the core content and occupational specialisms within the qualification. As part of this process, outline content is put out for public consultation.

When outline content has been finalised and signed off by the Route Panels, it is then ready to be bid on by Awarding Organisations (AOs), who, if successful, will then develop the content. More information on the procurement process can be found here.

Formally, the Institute is responsible for the procurement and management of the TQs, whereas:

1. Upcoming T Levels