The Department for Education (DfE) ran a targeted consultation, from 26 January 2023 to 6 April 2023, seeking views on the content of level 2 qualifications designed to support progression to T Levels. These will be called T Level Foundation Qualifications and will be available from 2026.
The Department for Education has now published:
- The Consultation response
- Revised NTOs (National Technical Outcomes) for the 12 T Level routes, following this consultation
They also announced that the national name for the T Level Transition Programme is changing to T Level Foundation Year.
DfE are making the change to strengthen the relationship with T Levels and signal clearly that this is the first step on a 3-year path to achieving a T Level for those who need it. It is not expected that providers reflect this locally until academic year 2024/25.