T Levels February 2022 Update

Wed Feb 09 08:00:00 UTC 2022
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Welcome to your February E-Bulletin.

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Our most recent Digital Specification was published last month, Version 1.1 January 2022 please ensure you use the current version.  

On 26 January we ran our Q&A Network event where we heard from Strode College about their experiences of delivering T Levels. Pearson shared information about our annual review process and further clarification to parts of the specification to aid delivery. Register on to the next Digital Q&A Network event (March). If you would like to guest speak at our next event, contact Atif Khan.

We have created a student recruitment brochure (PDF | 2.5MB) and a student recruitment poster (PDF | 2.8MB) for our Digital Technical Qualification. We hope these will support you when speaking to potential students and their parents. Both resources can be used in printed or digital formats, they could be included in your prospectus, website, used at careers fairs, or feeder school events. The recruitment poster has a QR Code, which when scanned links to the recruitment brochure.  

We sent out comms a few weeks ago to let you know of a change we are making to the Occupational Specialist Project assessment window for Summer 2022.  

We have moved the window back by a full week to accommodate changes in Easter breaks, so assessment will now commence on Monday 25th April 2022. This has been reflected in our Construction Key Dates Schedule

Our most recent Construction Specification was published last month, Version 1.1 January 2022 please ensure you use the current version.  

Our Accounting and Finance specifications are available on our Technical Qualification page.

Specimen Assessment Materials (SAMs) will follow shortly, plus an additional set of SAMs and Guide Exemplification for the Occupational Specialisms will be available later in the year.

We are still seeking expressions of interest for our Legal Services Provider Validation Panel (PVP) – this is where we ask you to take part in the development and work with us to make sure the Technical Qualification is right for your students and manageable for you to deliver. 

To become a member, you must: 

  • be intending on delivering Legal Services in September 2023.

  • be experienced in delivering Legal or Law qualifications/units. 

  • be able to attend PVP meetings (these will be remote, via teams or zoom) to discuss content, assessment, manageability, resources etc. 

Let us know if you want to join the PVP

These half termly Q&A sessions with the Sector Manager and Subject Advisor will give you the opportunity to ask questions, discuss with other tutors your experience with delivering the T Level and share good practice. Details and weblinks to register onto our events are below. 

Construction:  

Digital: 

Accounting and Finance: 

These are a selection of pre-recorded briefings to help you get to know the Technical Qualification specification. 

Generic Introduction: This includes where to locate the specification, a high-level overview of the contents, and key areas to pay attention to. 

Core: This gives a high-level overview of the Core Component and its assessments, how to read the specification, the high-level content of the exams, and how the tasks for the ESP are structured. 

Occupational Specialist Component: This gives a high-level overview of the Occupational Specialist Component and assessment, how to read the specification, and how the tasks for the OS project are structured. 

Pre-recorded sessions can be found below.

These sessions are aimed at UK based teachers, lecturers or trainers who are new to delivering the T Levels or who would like to refresh themselves. 

There is an expectation that delegates will have watched the pre-recorded ‘Getting to know the specification’ briefing prior to attending this event as an overview of the TQ structure and specification will not be covered here.

The session gives you with an opportunity to interact with the presenter, who will take you through:

  1. Planning your programme 
  2. Reviewing elements of the content and practical ways it can be delivered
  3. Signposting the ongoing support available to you

Construction: 

Digital: 

Accounting and Finance: 

Entries for the Occupational Specialism Assessment for the Summer 2022 Series are still open.

We are now in the very late entry period, 07 February 2022, therefore very late entry fees will apply.

Please remember, you must make an entry for every student wishing to enter the assessment.

Providers need to ensure that they make entries for all students with an active 2020/2021 registration and remove any student(s) that have withdrawn from the qualification.

Entries for the Core Component for the summer 2022 series are now open. The standard entry window for the Core Component closes on 21 February 2022. 

A support video on how to make entries is available via the Provider webpage. 

Please remember, you must make an entry for every student wishing to enter the assessment.  

Students entering for their initial attempt must attempt both Core Exams and the Employer Set Project. 

Providers wishing to make entries for re-sits please ensure you are familiar with the re-sit rules. These can be found in the TQ Specification, or use our support video on ‘assessment, results and re-sits' which can be found on the Provider page

For Providers commencing delivery in September 2022 the approval window will open 28th February 2022. You must gain approval for each Technical Qualification you wish to deliver. 

To support you, a short Provider Approval video can be found our Provider Page-General Admin Support Videos. Please watch this before starting your application. 

All supporting documents and approval forms can be found in the Course Materials tab, this includes.

  • A Guide to Provider Approval

  • Guidance Document Pearson Vocational Provider Approval Application for T Level Technical Qualifications

  • Pearson T Level Technical Qualification Delivery Approval Application Form

  • Pearson Vocational Provider Approval Application for T Level Technical Qualifications

If you have any questions about Provider Approval, please contact us via the service portal.

Each term you will receive a monitoring call from a Pearson T Level Quality Reviewer (TQR) to discuss your delivery, administration, and quality assurance. This call is to make sure you maintain ongoing compliance with our quality assurance measures to keep your approval status for the delivery of the Technical Qualification.  

The TQR will check the quality of delivery, confirm implementation of guide/grade exemplification materials, confirm you are on track for assessment and are accessing our Provider Support.   

We will monitor activity that could affect approval status:  

  • Registration patterns  

  • Student outcomes 

  • Quality issues identified by our TQR  

  • Reports of maladministration or malpractice 

Please note the TQR is not a technical subject expert, as such they will not be able to answer questions on specification content or curriculum delivery. For this, please take advantage of the ½ termly Q&A Networks (see above) or contact the Subject Advisor direct, their details are on the relevant TQ webpage.

Contact us

Do not forget, if you need to contact us about T Levels you can do so by the Pearson Support Portal. The portal is an online tool you can use to raise your query and track its progress. We will inform you once a member of the team has a reply for you.

Go to the Pearson Support Portal

All the best,
The Pearson T Levels Team

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