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Recording T Level programmes on the ILR

Recording T Level programmes on the ILR

T Level programmes have a number of mandatory components all of which should be recorded as funding model 25, source of funding (SOF) 107 and programme type 31:

Programme Aim – every T Level programme must have a programme aim (ZPROG001) spanning the entire duration of the programme.

T Level qualification – this is the main technical qualification of the programme covering the core and specialist content. This qualification must be recorded for each T Level student by R04 of the first year of study and must be the core aim.

T Level qualifications all have the prefix 'T Level technical qualification in' on the find a learning aim service. They also carry the learning aim type code 1468 (T Level technical qualification) in the LARS database.

Occupational Specialism – every T Level student must choose an occupational specialism as part of their T Level programme. Although not a qualification in it’s own right it is important that institutions record the occupational specialism each student undertakes. We have set up learning aim class codes (all beginning ZTLOS) for each occupational specialism from 2020 to enable clear recording.

From 2021 to 2022 the occupational specialism recorded will determine the level of funding the T Level programme attracts. The occupational specialism therefore, must be recorded in your data by R04 of the first year of study.

However, the occupational specialism can be changed later in the year should the original choice change.

T Level Industry placement – every T Level student must undertake a substantial Industry Placement and this should be recorded using the learning aim ZWRKX003. This learning aim reference is specifically for T level industry placement activity.
This can be recorded in year 1 or year 2 of the T Level programme.

T Level planned hours – these should be recorded against every T Level student at the start of their programme in the planned hours field against the T Level programme aim only. T Level planned hours must be recorded for the whole programme.
This is different to 16-19 study programmes, where the planned hours are recorded only for the academic year.

The Programme aim must be recorded as Aim type code 1 and the T Level qualification aim must be recorded as the core aim using Aim type code 5.
All other aims must be recorded as component aims using Aim type code 3. This includes the occupational specialism, industry placement (ZWRKX003) and Maths and English where required.

From 2021 to 2022 framework and pathway codes must be recorded against all T Level learning aims. This helps ensure that the learning aims recorded in the student's programme are compatible with each other (for example an occupational specialism is valid for the T Level technical qualification delivered). The framework code reflects the T Level qualification level and the pathway code reflects the occupational specialism level. Both codes can be found in the frameworks table in the LARS database.

If a student changes pathway (occupational specialism), they must:

Close the programme aim and any learning aims that the student is no longer continuing with using Completion status code 3 and Withdrawal reason code 40. You may not need to close all of the aims on the original pathway; if any aims are continuing as part of the new pathway, you must not close them.

Create a new programme aim and new learning aims as required where the student is starting a different T Level occupational specialism.

Any continuing component aims must be updated with the new T Level occupational specialism in the pathway code field. Do not amend the Learning start date or Learning planned end date for these aims; you must not close aims if they are continuing.

The Industry placement learning aims must have a corresponding work placement entity record (or records if there are multiple episodes) which provides more detail about the industry placement.

Students can change the T Level technical qualification they are studying up to R14 of the first year of study, providing they have not been assessed on the original technical qualification recorded.