Written by the Education and Skills Funding Agency
Information for post-16 providers planning to deliver T Levels from the 2023 to 2024 academic year.
This is guidance for providers who are already delivering 16 to 19 study programmes. It outlines how to register their intention to deliver T Levels in the 2023 to 2024 academic year and to indicate their interest in delivering a T Level Transition Programme.
The purpose of this guidance is to set out:
- how providers can register
- the registration deadlines of the 30 July 2021 to access implementation planning support and 29 July 2022 to receive upfront funding
- the T Levels that will be available for delivery
- explain what is required from providers wanting to deliver T Levels from the 2023 to 2024 academic year
- the support available to providers after they have registered
- that the current T Level approved providers (selected to deliver in 2020, 2021 or 2022) do not need to submit a registration form to extend their T Level delivery for 2023 to 2024 academic year
The T Level Action Plan 2020 provides important information for providers interested in delivering T Levels from 2023. It provides an update on the progress with T Levels so far and the next stage work. It also provides information on the T Level Transition Programme, and providers will be able to indicate their interest in delivering this as part of their T Level 2023 registration. The T Level Transition Programme framework for delivery is available on GOV.UK.
2023 will be the fourth year of T Level rollout and this is the point at which we are broadening access to T Levels so that it becomes part of the mainstream offer for all students aged 16, 17 and 18. All providers currently funded to deliver 16 to 19 study programmes will be eligible to deliver some of the available T Levels from September 2023.
Providers may submit their registration form from now and up to the closing date, which is midnight on the 29 July 2022. This is the final date to register to receive an up-front funding allocation for T Level delivery for the 2023 to 2024 academic year. We do however encourage providers to register as early as possible so that they can take advantage of the support that will be offered to providers.
Providers submitting their registration form by midnight on the 30 July 2021 will be able to access the following support, to assist them with their T Level 2023 to 2024 academic year delivery preparations:
- support for implementation planning so that you are ready to deliver T Levels
- any support made available for the development of T Level Transition Programmes
- conversations with the T Level support team
- regular updates on the latest T Level news
- guidance on capital funding and signposting to when this is available
- engagement in the development of the qualifications with the awarding organisations
- access to up-front funding for additional T Level delivery hours and industry placements
- access to networks of other providers delivering T Levels and preparing to deliver T Levels
- access to the full range of T Level professional development resources and support
Information on how T Levels are funded and the current T Level providers (those delivering T Levels and the T Level Transition Programmes from 2020 or planning to deliver from 2021 or 2022) can be found on GOV.UK.
Please note, current T Level approved providers (selected to deliver in 2020, 2021 or 2022) do not need to submit a registration form to extend their T Level delivery for the 2023 to 2024 academic year. These providers will be able to deliver any of the T Levels available from September 2023, subject to meeting the awarding body centre approval requirements and will be able to confirm their delivery intentions to us through established T Level data collection channels in May 2021. We will share more details on this in April 2021.
|24 February 2021||Guidance and registration form published on GOV.UK|
|30 July 2021 (midnight)||Registration deadline to access implementation planning support to prepare for T Level 2023 to 2024 academic year delivery|
|29 July 2022 (midnight)||Registration deadline to receive up-front T Level funding for the 2023 to 2024 academic year|
|October 2022||Collection, from providers that have registered prior to the deadline, of T Level planned student numbers so that T Level funding can be provided for the 2023 to 2024 academic year|
Providers registering their intentions any time up to 29 July 2022 will receive an acknowledgement and a reference number shortly after submitting their application, confirming that it has been received.
Registrations will be processed at the end of the month in which they were submitted, and we will contact providers during the following month to confirm their T Level delivery and share information. Registrations where a provider has not received an Ofsted inspection, have converted to an academy, or have merged/plan to merge may take slightly longer to process.
Providers who complete their registration to deliver T Levels by 30 July 2021 will be linked to our support team. They will be able to engage in the ongoing T Level qualifications development work with awarding bodies and will receive regular contact from the support team, information and updates.
Those registering to deliver T Levels or indicate their interest in delivering a T Level Transition Programme between August 2021 and 29 July 2022 will not be able to access the same level of support. They will receive all T Level updates, will be able to access information and work with others through our Support with delivering T Levels web pages.
All providers registering up to 29 July 2022 will have a conversation with the ESFA team about planned student numbers and will be asked to complete a data return in October 2022. This will confirm their planned T Level student numbers for the 2023 to 2024 academic year to enable a T Level funding allocation to be made in March 2023.
T Levels available to deliver from 2023 to 2024 academic year
There are 24 T Levels, across 11 T Level routes that will be available for delivery in the 2023 to 2024 academic year. These are set out in the T Level route table below, along with their associated occupational specialisms.
There will be one or more occupational specialisms, which are the specific areas of study that providers and students might focus on after they have completed core learning. Further information on the content of the T Levels can be found in the links in the table below. Where T Levels have already been developed and are available, the links will take you to the actual technical qualifications. For those T Levels that are still in development, you will be able to see the final outline content from which the qualifications will be developed.
Click here to visit the ESFA’s guidance