Updated guidance on the delivery of T Level industry placements

Read about new delivery approaches designed to provide employers with more flexibility when delivering T Level industry placements.

10 January 2023

Following significant engagement with T Level employers and providers, the Department for Education has introduced some permanent changes to how T Level industry placements can be delivered.

The new T Level industry placements delivery guidance helps providers and employers to deliver high-quality industry placements. Placements form a mandatory component of the T Level programme and this guidance outlines the key roles and responsibilities in delivering placements at each stage.

The new delivery approaches are intended to provide more flexibility, widen the pool and help ensure students can access high-quality and meaningful placements across the country.

The delivery approaches can be used for T Level and all Capacity and Delivery funded placements, with immediate effect, and include:

  • Skills hub and employer training centres, where students can spend up to one third of their total industry placement hours in an employer skills hub or training centre to improve their readiness for the real workplace.

  • Special educational needs and disability approach (SEND) for students with SEND
  • Youth Offenders Institution approach for all young offenders studying T Levels within young offender institutions

Temporary flexibilities that applied to T Level students who started in 2020 and 2021, as outlined in the temporary flexibilities for Wave and Wave 2 industry placements guidance, as part of the industry placements delivery guidance, still remain in place until the end of the 2022/23 academic year.

To see the full list of new delivery approaches for T level industry placements and for more information, access the guidance at GOV.UK.