T-Levels Management and Administration

Qualification T-Level Technical Qualification in Management and Administration
Subject Area Business
Attendance Workplace / College
Age Group(s) 16-18 year olds
Duration 2 years

Course Content

Designed by key employers, T Levels are a brand-new two-year programme choice that follow GCSEs and could give you a head start towards the career you want. It’s a smart choice to start your business career and keeps your future options open.

The T Levels Management and Administration allows learners to gain an understanding of what is needed to work within an administrative or managerial role.  Topics covered include Business Context, People, Quality Compliance, Project, and Change Management.

A T Level is made up of a number of components

  • Technical Qualification (TQ)
  • Industry placement of a minimum of 315 hours
  • Employability, enrichment and pastoral requirements

Course Outcomes

A learner who completes this qualification is well placed to develop to full occupational competence with the correct support and training.

T Levels are new courses which will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to three A Levels. These two-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares learners for work.

T Level TQ in Management and Administration will develop students’ knowledge in a range of topics such as project management, research and analysis techniques, approaches to logical problem solving, and how to develop effective business communication skills. They will learn about the commercial side of business, including organisational structures and cultures, financial management, and how to manage and influence stakeholders. Students will also study an occupational specialism within management and administration TQ.


The T Level Management and Administration is equivalent to 3 A Levels and will provide progression opportunities into Higher Education to do a degree/foundation degree, apprenticeship or HND course, or to enter employment at a supervisory level.

Example of the progression routes to higher education may include

  • International Business Management
  • Business Management with Law Business Management
  • Leadership Business and Globalisation Business
  • Marketing Management
  • Management Studies Communication
  • Business Studies Business Management in Practice Business with International Business
  • Management Business and Public Relations Business and Supply Chain Management
  • Business Management and Sustainability

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: All students can add to their main programme of study by taking part in a wide range of clubs, groups, societies and courses. Not only are the activities fun, they also develop skills and provide new and fulfilling experiences, as well as enhancing applications to Higher Education and employment. Learners will visit the Old Bailey, Houses of Parliament, UCAS convention and The Great British Business show in Kensington, Olympia.

Entry Requirements

This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16-19-years old who wish to work in any sector within an administrative or managerial role. 

4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths (or an equivalent Level 2 Literacy qualification).


The core component consists of an externally set and externally marked written exam (two dated papers consisting of a mix of short, structured, and challenging extended response questions). One paper focuses on the mathematical and science content specific to Engineering and the other paper focuses on engineering in context. A substantial employer-set project (ESP) that is externally set and externally marked.

The ESP will consist of a well-defined, industry style brief. The brief will be complex and non-routine, and will require the use of relevant maths, English, and digital skills. The core is graded A*-E the same as an A level.

The occupational specialism (OS) is a substantial synoptic assignment made up of a series of tasks assessing application of occupational knowledge and skills. OSs are externally set, internally marked, and externally moderated; graded Pass, Merit, and Distinction.


There are no specific resource requirements for this qualification.

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