T Levels

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Pearson are seeking employers to join our T Level Employer Validation Panel (EVP) and collaborate with us on T Levels. 

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T Levels are a government designed education programme for fulltime students 16-19-years old, which aim to prepare them for skilled employment. Their development and delivery mandates close interaction with employers. 

T levels consist of three elements:  

  • A substantial Technical Qualification 

  • A 315-hour industry placement and

  • Industry specific qualifications (where required)

Pearson have contracts to deliver the Technical Qualifications in:  

  • Design, Surveying, and Planning for Construction [first teach 2020]

  • Digital Production, Design, and Development [first teach 2020] 

  • Accounting [first teach 2022]

  • Finance [first teach 2022] 

  • Legal Services [first teach 2023]

The role of the Employer Validation Panel

The EVP represents the industry sector for which the T Level serves (listed above). 

Panel members are experts in their field. As a group of experts, the EVP will provide specialist advice and contribute to the content and development of the Technical Qualification specification and assessments and ensure the T Level reflects the needs of the sector.

Membership

We suggest employers are represented by a team member with one of more of the following:

  • Technical knowledge of the entry job role a T Level student is likely to progress to.

  • Enough understanding of what threshold competence will mean for the Occupational Specialism. 

  • Knowledge of company policy and position on the recruitment needs of the organisation. 

Find out more

If you would like to find out more, discuss what commitment is involved, or how involvement will support you or your team's professional development Pearson would love to hear from you. Please email tlevelsemployers@pearson.com and our dedicated Stakeholder Engagement Manager will be more than happy to discuss. 

Let us know you're interested in being part of the EVP

Watch a webinar exploring EVP for Legal Services

Special thanks to employers

A special thanks to the below employers for their contribution, specialist advice and industry expertise in the design and development of the T Level Technical Qualification specification and assessment.

  • ACCA
  • Boots
  • Santander
  • Network Rail
  • CIPP
  • CompTIA 
  • ARM 
  • Cisco 
  • BT 
  • Siemens 
  • Nationwide 
  • Cisco 
  • BBC 
  • Acer 
  • Institution of Civil Engineers

  • Bam Nuttall

  • Morgan Sindall

  • Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers

  • Balfour Beatty

  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

  • Cast Consultancy

  • TDO Architecture

  • Keir Group

  • Thames Labs

  • Low Carbon Construction

  • HEMSEC Manufacturing

  • Wudl

  • Structural Timber Association

  • London South Bank University

  • Technician Apprenticeship Consortium

  • Arup

  • WSP

  • RU Group
  • Ashton Lark
  • SimplyBiz
  • LGT Vestra

Frequently-asked questions

There are a number of ways employers can get involved:

  • Supporting the Awarding Organisation in the development and delivery of assessment (see Employer Validation Panels question, below).
  • Supporting local providers with the delivery of the Industry Placement for T Level students.

EVPs are how Pearson will ensure the validity of our assessments and content. EVPs comprise of industry representative employers who have been handpicked to input into the quality and suitability of our assessment strategies, assessment activities, curriculum content and grading.

If you work for an organisation that would like to be involved in our EVPs, please contact us.

We’d suggest contacting your local provider (FE or Sixth Form college).