T Level providers have already been selected for the first wave of T Levels coming in 2020.

These providers can work with Pearson to make delivery of Digital and Construction T Levels a success.

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Frequently asked questions

First teach for Wave 1 T Levels is September 2020.

The first 3 T Levels will be available at selected colleges and schools (providers) across England in September 2020. This means pupils who entered year 10 in September 2018 will be the first to be able to study them.

Other centres will be able to register to offer T Levels from September 2021. Find out how to become a T Level provider.

The DfE have selected 54 providers to deliver T Levels in September 2020.

Anyone wishing to deliver T Levels from September 2021 (Wave 1 and Wave 2 subjects) were required to submit an ‘intention to teach’ application to the DfE by the end of February. The DfE will then select providers for the 2021 roll out.

Specifications will be submitted to the IfATE in December 2019, with public release due March 2020.

Yes. Pearson will work with 2020 providers during the development of the specifications, enabling you to see the specification as it’s being developed.

Students who pass all the elements of their T Level will get a nationally recognised certificate showing an overall grade of pass, merit or distinction. It will also set out the details of what students have achieved on the course.

The T Level certificate will include:

  • an overall pass grade for the T Level, shown as pass, merit or distinction

  • a separate grade for the occupational specialism, shown as pass, merit or distinction

  • a separate grade for the core component, using A* to E

  • grades for maths and English qualifications

  • details of the industry placement

Every T Level will include an industry placement with an employer to develop the practical and technical skills required for the occupation. These will last a minimum of 45 working days but can last longer. Employers can offer industry placements as a block, day release or a mix of these.

Providers will support employers offering industry placements. This will include assistance with the necessary paperwork, a careful planning process and support with designing the industry placement.

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and National Apprenticeship Service (part of ESFA) will work with employers and providers on industry placements.

The IfATE has announced additional funding of £500 million a year, once T Levels are fully rolled out, to help providers meet the costs of additional teaching hours and organising industry placements.

Providers of the first 3 T Levels will be able to apply for funding for up-to-date equipment and facilities. They will also be able to access training to help prepare their teachers and leaders.

Find out how to access this funding.

Technical Qualification Description 

Download descriptions of the Technical Qualifications for which Pearson are responsible below.

Construction TQ description (PDF | 85KB)

Digital TQ description (PDF | 81KB)