Policy paper

T Level action plan

How we're reforming technical education and developing the T Level qualifications for post-16 students.


T Level action plan: 2019

T Level action plan: 2018


The action plan includes information on:

  • our progress in the development and launch of T Levels from 2020
  • how government is reforming technical education as set out in the post-16 skills plan
  • T Level policy areas, including industry placements, grading, results and certification and UCAS points

It confirms the next steps and opportunities for engagement by interested parties.

The 2017 and 2018 action plans are available for reference.

Further information about T Levels and next steps for providers is available.

The industry placements: policy framework explains the updates to industry placements policy and the support available for education providers and employers from September 2019.

Published 11 October 2017
Last updated 7 October 2019 + show all updates
  1. Amended a sentence on page 17 of the 2019 action plan. This is to clarify that providers successful for 2022 T Level delivery will be able to offer T Levels introduced in 2020 and 2021, as well as those introduced in 2022.

  2. Added the T Level action plan for 2019.

  3. Added a T Level action plan policy update covering T Level grading and certification and the UCAS tariff for T Levels.

  4. Added a link to the industry placements policy framework.

  5. Updated table on page 10 of the T Level action plan 2018.

  6. Added the 2018 action plan.

  7. First published.