What are T Levels?
T Levels are new courses coming in September 2020, which will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to three A levels.
These two-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses, so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.
T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 45 days. They will provide the knowledge and experience needed to open the door into skilled employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship.
What are Pearson's responsibilities?
Pearson is responsible for the specification development and assessment delivery of the Technical Qualifications (TQ) in:
- Construction: Design, surveying and planning
- Digital: Digital production, design and development
These form the substantial component within the T Level.
Other components that must be achieved include:
- English and maths (GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2)
- Industry Placement
- Other industry qualifications deemed appropriate by the T Level panel
An Industry Placement of a minimum of 45 days must be achieved. The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) are responsible for the delivery and management of the placement.
The T Level panel may require other industry qualifications as part of the overall T Level programme. The IfATE are again responsible for the delivery and management for this component.