Understanding T Levels for Schools

This free-of-charge course is aimed at senior leaders, teachers and all other staff who need to understand the changing nature of vocational education in the sixth form phase. It will be highly relevant for those involved in careers education information advice and guidance (CEIAG) activities in key stages 3 and 4, as well as for sixth form staff involved in post-16 curriculum planning and strategy.

T Levels are now being delivered by schools and colleges across the country in ten vocational subject areas. The government intends for T Levels to be rolled out in all 24 vocational and technical routes over the next few years and to be the “qualification of choice”. The recent government consultation response on the defunding of BTECs and other level 3 qualifications mean that there is likely to be dramatic changes in provision in school sixth forms and colleges.

This webinar will enable delegates to understand how vocational policy has evolved to where it is now and how it is likely to evolve in the immediate future. In this fast-changing vocational landscape, the course will include the very latest government updates on T Levels implementation and planning. 

Learning outcomes
At the end of the workshop all delegates will:

  1. understand how today’s post-16 vocational landscape has been shaped by government policies and priorities for skills and training since the turn of the century
  2. understand the likely implications of the recent government response to the  “Review of post-16 qualifications at level 3 and below” on their own school’s vocational and technical curriculum, particularly on BTECs and AGQs
  3. be aware of the range of T Levels and their timeline for implementation
  4. understand the key structure, content, assessment, awarding and grading of T Levels 
  5. consider what their own school’s pupils need to know and understand about T Levels, in order for them to be able to make effective and fully-informed post-16 choices

This webinar will be delivered by Kevin Gilmartin, ASCL Post-16 and Colleges Specialist, on behalf of the Education and Training Foundation (ETF).

Dates and times
13 October 9.30am - 11am
13 October 1.45pm - 3pm
4 November 11.15am - 12.45pm
4 November 2pm - 3.30pm
9 November 10.30am - 12pm
9 November 4pm - 5.30pm
18 November 9.30am - 11am
18 November 3pm - 4.30pm
24 November 9.15am - 10.45am
24 November 1.45pm - 3.15pm
1 December 10.30am - 12pm
1 December 2.30pm - 4pm

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If you have any questions about booking, please email pd@ascl.org.uk

We can also organise a dedicated workshop for multiple colleagues across your trust. Please email pd@ascl.org.uk to discuss this option.

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