T Level February 2023 Update

Qualification news | 1 March 2023

Welcome to February’s T Level Update.

We send updates 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 for updates.

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

The entry window for Core Component Assessments for the Summer 2023 Series is open. The standard entry window for the Core Component closes on 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.

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. Please refer to the Key Dates Schedule for all entry dates.

For Providers commencing delivery in September 2023 the approval window will open this month. 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.

The next Construction Q&A Networks are listed below and can be booked via our T Level Live Training page:

1st March 2023 13.00, and

26th April 2023 13.00

We are finalising new resources for the T Level, with new curriculum delivery planners to be published early February, which will be particularly useful for those new to T Levels. We are also planning teaching resources to introduce each key topic in the Core, improving the links to our case study materials and we have re-organised the Core and OS Teaching and learning materials on our website to make them easier for you to navigate.

You can also join the following groups: Construction group and T level: Construction to ask specific queries and get notified of updates.

Thank you to all those who attended the excellent session on Digital and Modern Technology in Construction which was kindly delivered by MOBIE on our behalf. The slides and recording are going onto our website shortly and may be useful CPD for Providers or used as teaching material for students covering Core topics such as 4: Building Technology 5: Information and Data, 6: Digital Technology and 10. Sustainability.

Thank you all for attending our T Level Top Tips events. The slides and recordings will be uploaded to the website. We also have created a podcast series for T Levels and this is available on Spotify

The next Digital Q&A Network is 29th March. You can book 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.

Gatsby are looking for providers to form a focus group on macro curriculum planning for the Digital T Level. You can find more details online as well as register your interest.

BCS are offering a series of events at the end of February for Digital T Level Students and Staff. Each event is co-hosted with an employer, and you can register for the events online

ETF are offering events in conjunction with Middlesbrough College looking at the Digital T levels. These events are online and face to face in London and Middlesbrough. You can register for them online. 

We are also looking for feedback on our support offer for T Levels so if you could spend two minutes completing this survey it will help us to ensure that our support meets your requirements. 

The next Accounting and Finance Q&A Network is 28th March 2023 and can be booked via our T Level Live Training page.

Our T Level professional body partner CII (Chartered Insurance Institute) are offering a free training opportunity to those teachers delivering or thinking of delivering the T Level in finance, Insurance or Asset and Wealth Management Analyst occupational specialisms. Further details to follow with a webinar in the Spring term to gain insight and feedback from teachers and key training needs. Dates tbc.

We shared draft specification and specimen assessment material to eligible Legal Services Providers early in 2023.

The next Legal Services Q&A Network is 22nd February and can be booked via our T Level Live Training event page. During this session we will go through the approved specification and specimen assessments. If you wish to see the draft materials please contact us via the support portal and we can send them on.

On our Training and Admin Support page 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.

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.