05 Oct 2021

New T Level qualifications to offer agriculture course

New T Level qualifications in Agriculture, Land Management and Production, and Animal Care and Management will be available from September 2023.

City & Guilds has been awarded the contracts to deliver two new T Level qualifications, following a tender process.

BAGMA played an important role in shaping the way the course in Agriculture, Land Management and Production will be delivered.

The introduction of T levels is an important part of a major shift in the provision of technical education for students post 16, offering an alternative to A Levels and apprenticeships. 

David Phillips, managing director of City & Guilds, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the contracts to deliver the Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care T Levels. These technical qualifications represent an excellent opportunity for young people looking to start their working life in a sector which can offer sustainable, rewarding careers.

“As the next generation enters the workforce, they will be facing new opportunities and we are honoured to play a very important role in helping to equip these students with the skills they will need to flourish in their future careers.”

These new technical qualifications will form part of the fourth wave of T Levels, which go live in September 2023 for first teaching. City & Guilds have already been awarded contracts to provide T Levels across Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing, and Management and Administration and these new qualifications will form an important part of our growing offer.

City & Guilds have a long history of offering qualifications across the Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care, and we have extensive expertise across the whole sector. 

The very first T Levels were made available to students from September 2020. Aimed primarily at 16-18-year-old students, they are designed to offer a pathway for students wishing to enter skilled occupations. T Levels are nationally recognised programmes and have similar size and rigour to a three A level programme. They have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses to ensure they meet the needs of the industry and prepare students for the workplace.

Find out more about T Levels here