T Levels December 2022 Update

Thu Dec 08 09:00:00 UTC 2022

Welcome to December's T Level E-Bulletin. We send bulletins monthly to all those who have signed up, however, we are aware some tutors and staff have not yet done so, could you please encourage all those engaged in the delivery and administration of T Levels to sign up here:

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You can still make student registrations onto the Technical Qualification for cohorts that commenced in September. 

The standard registration window is closed. Late registrations started on 2 November and run until 23 December 2022. After which, we will enter the very late registration period.  

A support video on how to make registrations and manage student details can be found on the Training and Admin Support page 

 

Entries for the Occupational Specialism Assessment for the Summer 2023 Series are still open. You must make an entry for every student wishing to enter the assessment. 

We are now in the late entry period, which commenced on 6 October 2022. Please refer to the Key Dates Schedule for all entry dates.

The entry window for Core Component Assessments for the Summer 2023 Series will open 01 January 2022 – 21 February 2023. 

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

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' on our Training and Admin Support page. 

View support video: Assessment, results and re-sits 

Visit Training and Admin Support  

 

For Providers commencing delivery in September 2023 the approval window will open in February 2023. You must gain approval for each Technical Qualification you wish to deliver.  

Please watch our Provider Approval video before starting your application process.  

Support documents and approval forms can be found in the Training and Admin Support page  

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

To celebrate the New Year and support you on your T Level journey we’ll be running a 31 Days of T Levels Festival. Throughout January we’ll be sharing a different resource, hosting an event, top tip, or support guide each day; some will be subject specific, others will be generic and support across all T Levels.  Currently the scheduled online events include the following: 

  • 4 January – Curriculum Planning with T Level Providers | 4:30-5:30 
  • 11 January – Exam Preparation | 4:00-5:00 
  • 16 January – Digital Annual Update Review (a chance to look at proposed changes to the 2023 specification) | 2:00-3:00 
  • 16 January – Construction Annual Update review (a chance to look at proposed changes to the 2023 specification) | 3:00-4:00 
  • 18 January – Sharing Industry Placement Practice | 3:00-4:00 
  • 23 January – English and Maths in Pearson T Levels | 3:30-4:30 
  • 24 January – Functional Skills and T Levels | 3:00-4:00 
  • 30 January – Employer and Provider Panels and getting involved in designing T Levels | 3:30-4:30 

All events will be bookable via our T Level Live Training page and are in addition to the specific events for individual qualifications listed below.

Visit T Level Live Training page

We will keep you updated each day of January on the resources we will be sharing via email, LinkedIn and our website. 

To support your September 2023 recruitment, we have created Student Posters. You can find these in the Useful Documents area of the TQ Specification page.  

Ofqual have worked with T Level Awarding Organisations to create guidance to Providers on the rules regarding assessment absence, Special Considerations, and future assessment opportunities for the Core Component.  

T Level Guidance Document Managing Absences can be found on our Training and Admin Support page.  

View T Level Guidance Document Managing Absences 

Q&A Network: The next Construction network session is 7th December 2022 at 13.00 and can be booked via our T Level Live Training page. 

You can also join the following groups to ask specific queries and get notified of updates:

Construction group

T level: Construction group

As part of our contract to deliver the Technical Qualification, we collaborate with employers via our Employer Validation Panel. If you have industry placement employers you think would be interested in attending a few short virtual meetings to help set the Employer Set Project context and validate our materials, please contact our Stakeholder Engagement Manager andrew.hambleton@pearson.com  

Teaching Resources: Following provider feedback we are making further improvements to our resources in the new year, which should be particularly useful for those new to T Levels. These will include teaching resources to introduce each key topic in core, improved links to our case study materials and new delivery planners. We have also re-organised the Core and OS Teaching and learning materials on our website to make them easier for customers to navigate. 

View Teaching and learning materials web page

Q&A Network: The next Digital network session is 25th January and can be booked via our T Level Live Training page. If you would like anything specific to be covered or have questions, then please ask in the Facebook Group or contact the Subject Advisor. 

T Level Live Training page

Facebook Group


Cisco will be holding an event for providers to look at T Levels and how NetAcademy can support the delivery of Digital T Levels. It will take place 14:00 - 17:00 on 19 January, 2023 in person at their Bedford Lakes, London and online. You can book onto it via the link below:

Digital T-Levels & the Cisco Networking Academy

As part of our contract to deliver the Technical Qualification, we collaborate with employers via our Employer Validation Panel. If you have industry placement employers you think would be interested in attending a few short virtual meetings to help set the Employer Set Project context and validate our materials, please contact our Stakeholder Engagement Manager andrew.hambleton@pearson.com

Q&A Network: The next Accounting and Finance network session is 25th January 2023 and be booked via our T Level Live Training page. 

T Level Live Training

We also have Getting Ready to Assess live training in January.  

As part of our contract to deliver the Technical Qualification, we collaborate with employers via our Employer Validation Panel. If you have industry placement employers you think would be interested in attending a few short virtual meetings to help set the Employer Set Project context and validate our materials, please contact our Stakeholder Engagement Manager andrew.hambleton@pearson.com  

The T Level Technical Qualification in Legal Services is currently with IfATE for approval. We hope to be able to share final specifications and specimen assessment materials in early 2023  

Q&A Network: The next Legal Services network session is 18th January 4-5pm and can be booked via our T Level Live Training event page: 

T Level Live Training

 

We’ve given our Training and Admin Support page a bit of a pre-Christmas facelift. Here you’ll find everything you need in terms of training and events to support your T Level delivery, and videos and documents to assist in administrating the qualifications.  

View Training and Admin Support page

Our training includes:  

On-demand Getting to Know the Specification briefings, giving you a generic introduction, and overview of the Core Component, and an Overview of the Occupational Specialist Component.  

A direct link to our T Level Live Training page, where you can search for events and book including:  

  • Live Q&A Network Sessions with the Product Manager and Subject Advisor giving you the opportunity to ask questions, discuss your experience delivering the T Level and share good practice with other Providers. 
  • Live Getting Ready to Teach training where you’ll cover planning your programme, reviewing elements of the content and practical ways it can be delivered, and signposting to the ongoing support available.  
  • Live Getting Ready to Assess training where you’ll learn how the assessment will work. Our aim is for you to have a good understanding of the approach we have taken in the assessments. We will look at the ‘command verb’ and discuss what is meant and the type of response required, and how the response changes depending upon the mark attributed to the question. We will also refer to the mark scheme for you to understand where marks will and will not be attributed.  

Our Training Archive if you are unable to attend any of our live training sessions or want to listen again.  

Our administration section includes:  

  • Videos to support making registrations and entries, understanding resit rules, the Key Dates Schedule and the Provider Approval Process 
  • Support documents including all the Provider Approval forms, quality assurance and monitoring, fees and key dates.  

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

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