T Levels June 2022 Update
Welcome to June’s T Level E-Bulletin. We send these bulletins monthly to all those who have signed up to the distribution list. However, we are aware some tutors and staff have not signed up, could you please encourage all those engaged in the delivery and administration of T Levels to sign up.
For Providers commencing delivery in September 2022, the approval window closes on the last Friday of June [24 June]. 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.
Pearson have been working with AAT and pleased to confirm that students who complete the T Level Technical Qualification in Accounting, they will be exempt from the Q2022 units below:
Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
T Level Technical Qualification in Accounting
· Business Awareness
· Financial Accounting: Preparing Financial Statements
T Level students will also be well prepared when progressing onto AATs Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting; however we would recommend additional learning from Level 3 Management Accounting Techniques to prepare students for the Level 4 Applied Management Accounting unit.
We are 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.
Let us know if you want to join the PVP, please remember to select which subject area you would like to join.
For those of you delivering the T Level in Legal Services from September 2023 being part of the panel will give you early insight to the specification and assessments as they are developed. Not only does this give you the opportunity to feed into content, assessment type, manageability, resourcing etc. it also allows you to prepare your curriculum and delivery before the final specifications are published.
Pearson will be hosting a Legal Services webinar for those interested in delivering this T Level. This webinar will walk you through what the draft content and assessments currently look like with an aim to help you plan your student recruitment in the Autumn term. The webinar will take place on:
Q&A Network Sessions
Half termly Q&A network sessions with the Sector Manager and Subject Advisor that give you the opportunity to ask questions, discuss your experience delivering the T Level and share good practice.
Getting to Know the Specification
These on-demand briefings help you get to know the specification and are available via our Provider Page.
Generic Introduction: Includes where to locate the specification, a high-level overview of the contents, and key areas to pay attention to.
Core: 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: 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.
Getting Ready to Teach
There is an expectation delegates will have watched the ‘Getting to know the specification’ briefing prior to attending this event as an overview of the TQ structure and specification will not be covered.
These live sessions gives you with an opportunity to interact with the presenter, who will take you through:
- Planning your programme
- Reviewing elements of the content and practical ways it can be delivered
- Signposting the ongoing support available to you
Getting Ready to Asess the T Level in (Core Exams)
Getting Ready to Teach the T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development (Core Content)
Getting Ready to Teach the T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development (Occupational Specialism)
Getting Ready to Assess the T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development (Core Exams)
Accounting and Finance:
Getting Ready to Teach the T Levels in Accounting and Finance (Core Content)
Getting Ready to Teach the T Level in Finance (Occupational Specialism)
Our recorded archive for all our live sessions can be found on our Provider Page.
- Wednesday 17 August 2022 – Results released to Providers, embargoed for students
- Thursday 18 August 2022 – Results release to students.
We will send results to Providers on the 17 August via the EOL mailbox. This will consist of a Statement of Results (1 PDF per student) and a broadsheet of results for all students at the centre across all components.
The window for appeals will open on 17 August and close on the 17 September. You can access the appeal policy.
Pearson will be utilising our ResultsPlus platform to support the T Level Core Examinations. ResultsPlus is a free online results analysis tool for teachers that gives a detailed breakdown of your students’ performance in Pearson Edexcel exams, BTEC external assessments, and now T Level Core Examinations.
Core Examination results will be available on ResultsPlus on student results day, enabling you to access and review student marks in more detail. For more information visit our ResultsPlus website.
We know you may have some questions on Results Day, so to help direct your question please note the following:
Pearson are responsible for delivering the Technical Qualification which is one element of the T Level. Pearson deliver assessment and results for the following components of the Technical Qualification:
- Core Component Examinations
- Employer Set Project
- Occupational Specialist Project
Results are released to Providers either in March or August (depending on when the student sat the assessment). Providers will receive a results slip, please note Technical Qualification certificates are not provided.
Pearson transfers all component results to the Department for Education via ESFA. DfE are responsible for the following elements, so please contact them directly if you have any questions:
- Aggregating and issuing T Level grades
- Issuing T Level certificates
- The transfer of T Level grades to UCAS
- The Industry Placement
We would like to work with you and some of your employers to follow some of your students during their industry placement. The aim is to create some case studies to show the benefits to the qualification outcomes. If you are happy to share industry placement employer details, please contact the Stakeholder Engagement Manager Andrew Hambelton.
Pearson’s T Level Quality Reviewer (TQR) undertake monitoring calls to discuss your delivery, administration, and quality assurance. This call is to make sure you maintain ongoing compliance to keep your approval status for the Technical Qualification.
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 Q&A Network Sessions (see above) or contact the Subject Advisor direct, their details are on the relevant TQ webpage.
We have several vacancies for T Level examiner and assessors. Getting involved is a perfect way to increase your knowledge of the specification, understand what sits behind the marking process, and improve your overall knowledge of the qualification – which will support your teaching and delivery too. Look at our Working With Us page for more information.
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.
All the best,
The Pearson T Levels Team