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City & Guilds and EAL looking for employer support in developing new T-Level Technical Qualifications

7 Jun 2021 12:58 PM | Anonymous

City & Guilds have been awarded, in partnership with EAL, the authority to be the delivery partner for the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and develop the new T-level Technical Qualifications in Engineering and Manufacturing. The development of these new Technical Qualifications is currently underway, with the first teaching of these qualifications set to take place from September 2022.

The three Technical Qualifications they are developing include:

  • Design and Development
  • Maintenance, Installation and Repair
  • Manufacturing, Processing and Control

City & Guilds and EAL are currently looking for employers to review the developed content and ensure that it is fit for purpose, equipping learners with all of the skills and knowledge they will require to be a valuable member of your workforce.

What are T-Levels?

T-levels are new courses which follow on from GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A-levels. They are two-year courses, which were first launched in September 2020, and have been developed in collaboration with employers and providers to ensure their content meets the needs of industry and prepares learners for work, further training, or further study.

They provide learners with a combination of both classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (which equates to approximately 45 days). T-level courses are also based on the same standards as apprenticeships and are therefore approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and Ofqual.

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Employer Involvement

In preparation for the delivery of the new T-levels to begin in September 2022, City & Guilds and EAL are collaborating with employers to develop the qualifications and are looking for your input. There is an opportunity to get involved in two areas, including:

  • The design of the TQs - including the guided learning hours (GLH) and amplification of content
  • The development of assessment which will detail how the qualification assessments will be designed and delivered
  • The review and validation of the TQs and the sample assessments have the correct level of coverage and are suitably aligned to industry

Get Involved

City & Guilds and EAL are hosting a webinar titled ‘T-Levels - Engineering New Employer Event’ on Thursday 24 June 2020 9:30 am (BST), which will provide an introduction to T-levels aimed at employers.

Full event and registration details 

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