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T Level Technical Qualification in Science (Level 3) (Delivered By NCFE)

Ref:
603/6989/9
Sector:
Science and Mathematics, Health
Features:
Performance Points, UCAS

Level
Level 3
Minimum entry age
16
GLH
1134
TQT
1248

Please note: This qualification is not available for registrations until 01 September 2021.

About this qualification

The technical qualification (TQ) forms part of the new T Level study programme.

The purpose of the level 3 technical qualification is to ensure students have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into skilled employment or higher level technical training relevant to the T Level.

UCAS points

The T Level study programme is eligible for UCAS points. Please check the UCAS website for more information.

Performance points

The TQ is eligible for performance points.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for post-16 students looking to develop both knowledge and practical skills in the science sector.

This technical qualification will support students onto a range of progression routes including employment, higher education and higher apprenticeships.

What are the entry requirements?

This qualification is designed for post-16 students.

There are no specific prior skills/knowledge a student must have for this qualification. However, students may find it helpful if they have already studied at level 2.

How is this qualification structured?

The technical qualification is split into 2 component parts:

Core component:

• route core component
• pathway core component

Occupational specialism components:

• Technical: Laboratory Sciences
• Technical: Food Sciences
• Technical: Metrology Sciences

Students will only complete one occupational specialism (which includes one option from A to E).

The occupational specialisms provide students with knowledge and skills required to enter employment or further study in the specific occupational area.

How is it assessed?

Core component:

• paper A written examination
• paper B written examination
• employer-set project

In order to achieve a grade for the core component, students must have results for both sub-components (the core (written) examination and the employer-set project).

The combined results from these sub-components will be aggregated to form the overall core component grade (A* to E and U).

If students fail to reach the minimum standard across all sub-components, they will receive a U grade. No overall grade will be issued for the core component until both sub-components have been attempted.

Occupational specialism component:

• synoptic assignments


The student is also required to successfully achieve a distinction/merit/pass grade in one of the occupational specialism components. If the student fails to reach the specified level of attainment, they will receive a U grade.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Students who achieve this qualification could progress to the following, depending on their chosen occupational specialism:

• employment
• higher education
• apprenticeship

Career opportunities

Entry level role in the science sector.

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

Science technician (for example, food technologist, laboratory technician, metrology technician).

Funding for our qualifications

Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on our funding page.

Key dates

Please see the Key Dates Schedule below for a timeline of the key dates for this qualification.

Key Dates Schedule (Delivery Years: Sep 2021 – August 2022 / Sep 2022 – August 2023)


Qualification Specification

Qualification Specification
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This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Core Papers

Paper A Specimen Question Paper
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This specimen question paper will help learners prepare for the Paper A external assessment.

Paper A Specimen Mark Scheme
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This is a specimen mark scheme for Core external assessment.

Paper B Specimen Question Paper
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This specimen question paper will help learners prepare for the Paper B external assessment.

Paper B Specimen Mark Scheme
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This is a specimen mark scheme for Core external assessment.

Employer-set Project

Employer-set Project - Core Skills All Briefs Provider Guide
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Employer-set Project - Food Sciences Project Brief
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Employer-set Project - Food Sciences Mark Scheme
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This is a specimen mark scheme for the employer-set project.

Employer-set Project - Laboratory Sciences Project Brief
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Employer-set Project - Laboratory Sciences Mark Scheme
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This is a specimen mark scheme for the employer-set project.

Employer-set Project - Metrology Sciences Project Brief
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Employer-set Project - Metrology Sciences Mark Scheme
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This is a specimen mark scheme for the employer-set project.

Employer-set Project Data for Tasks
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Technical: Food Sciences Occupational Specialism

Food Sciences All Assignments Provider Guide
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Food Sciences Assignment 1 - Assignment Brief
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Food Sciences Assignment 1 - Mark Scheme
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Food Sciences Assignment 2 - Assignment Brief
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Food Sciences Assignment 2 - Mark Scheme
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Food Sciences Assignment 2 - Practical Assessment Evidence Requirements
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Food Sciences Assignment 3 - Assignment Brief
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Food Sciences Assignment 3 - Mark Scheme
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Food Sciences Assignment 3 - Ravens Food
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Food Sciences Assignment 4 - Assignment Brief
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Food Sciences Assignment 4 - Mark Scheme
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Food Sciences Assignment 4 - Collect, Analyse and Interpret Food Production Data
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Food Sciences Appendix 1 - Mark Scheme 4 - Data Analysis Results
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Technical: Laboratory Sciences Occupational Specialism

Laboratory Sciences All Assignments Provider Guide
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Laboratory Sciences Assignment 1 - Assignment Brief
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Laboratory Sciences Assignment 1 - Mark Scheme
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Laboratory Sciences Assignment 2 Part A - Assignment Brief
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Laboratory Sciences Assignment 2 Part A - Mark Scheme
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Laboratory Sciences Assignment 2 Part B - Assignment Brief
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Laboratory Sciences Assignment 2 Part B - Mark Scheme
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Laboratory Sciences Assignment 3 - Assignment Brief
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Laboratory Sciences Assignment 3 - Mark Scheme
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Laboratory Sciences Assignment 2 Part A - Practical Assessment Evidence Requirements
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Laboratory Sciences Assignment 2 Part B - Practical Assessment Evidence Requirements
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Laboratory Sciences Assignment 3 LIMS pH Data
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Technical: Metrology Sciences Occupational Specialism

Metrology Sciences All Assignments Provider Guide
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Metrology Sciences Assignment 1 - Assignment Brief
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Metrology Sciences Assignment 1 - Mark Scheme
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Metrology Sciences Assignment 2 - Assignment Brief
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Metrology Sciences Assignment 2 - Mark Scheme
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Metrology Sciences Assignment 3 - Assignment Brief
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Metrology Sciences Assignment 3 - Mark Scheme
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Metrology Sciences Assignment 1 - Practical Assessment Evidence Requirements
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Metrology Sciences Assignment 2 - Practical Assessment Evidence Requirements
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Additional support

Comparison of Monitoring Reviews Across NCFE and Pearson T Levels
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Guide Standard Exemplification Materials - Technical: Food Sciences

Science - Food Sciences - Assignment 1 Pass
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Science - Food Sciences - Assignment 1 Distinction
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Science - Food Sciences - Assignment 2 Pass
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Science - Food Sciences - Assignment 2 Distinction
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Science - Food Sciences - Assignment 3 Pass
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Science - Food Sciences - Assignment 3 Distinction
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Science - Food Sciences - Assignment 4 Pass
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Science - Food Sciences - Assignment 4 Distinction
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Guide Standard Exemplification Materials - Technical: Laboratory Sciences

Science - Laboratory Sciences - Assignment 1 Pass
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Science - Laboratory Sciences - Assignment 1 Distinction
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Science - Laboratory Sciences - Assignment 2 Pass
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Science - Laboratory Sciences - Assignment 2 Distinction
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Science - Laboratory Sciences - Assignment 3 Pass
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Science - Laboratory Sciences - Assignment 3 Distinction
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Guide Standard Exemplification Materials - Technical: Metrology Sciences

Science - Metrology Sciences - Assignment 1 Pass
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Science - Metrology Sciences - Assignment 1 Distinction
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Science - Metrology Sciences - Assignment 2 Pass
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Science - Metrology Sciences - Assignment 2 Distinction
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Science - Metrology Sciences - Assignment 3 Pass
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Science - Metrology Sciences - Assignment 3 Distinction
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