ILR specification: 2021 to 2022

T Level and T Level transition programmes


T Level and T Level transition programmes can be delivered by approved providers from September 2020.

The T Level transition programme is a new type of 16 to 19 study programme, to support progression to a T Level, which is typically one year in length.

T Level programmes are new courses which follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A levels. These 2 year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.

From 1 August 2020, approved providers will be required to record T Level and T Level transition programmes on the ILR, and changes to the data collection have been made to accommodate this.

These changes ensure accurate data is collected and enable funding to be calculated for T Level and T level transition programmes. Please review the Provider Support Manual for 2021 (to be published soon) for full guidance on how to complete the ILR for T Level and T Level transition programmes.

You can find more information about how T Levels are funded in 2020 to 2021 on

Recording T Level and T Level transition programmes

Two new programme types have been introduced to enable these programmes to be recorded:

  • Programme type 30: T Level transition programme

  • Programme type 31: T Level programme

Further details can also be found in the Specification of the Individualised Learner Record for 2020 to 2021.