Westminster Education Forum

T Level implementation - content, assessment, and support for providers and student inclusion

Morning, Tuesday, 17th March 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will discuss the implementation of T Levels including issues surrounding content, assessment, support for providers, and student inclusion.


The conference comes ahead of the implementation of the first wave of T Level qualifications in digital, construction, education and childcare from September 2020, with a further 10 to be taught from 2021 and a further 15 by the end of September 2023.


It follows the announcement from the DfE of 64 further providers to deliver the second wave of T Levels by 2021, bringing the total to more than 100 further education providers.


The agenda in summary


  • Implementing T Levels and their potential contribution to the wider vocational system;
  • Design and assessment of the new qualification - supporting providers, preparing the workforce, and quality assurance;
  • Delivering the first wave of T Levels - content and standards;
  • ‘Regulating T Levels - assessment’;
  • Key issues for the industry placements - funding, accessibility and inclusion; and
  • Policy priorities ahead of the implementation of the first wave.

Keynote contributions and case studies


The agenda includes keynote addresses from: Sue Lovelock, Deputy Director, T Levels Delivery Division, Department for Education; Carmel Grant, Deputy Director, Technical Education Implementation and Delivery, Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and Lucy Sydney, Director of Strategic Relationships for Vocational and Technical Qualifications, Ofqual.


Speakers sharing particular areas of experience include:


  • Cerian Ayres, Education and Training Foundation - on work being done to support teachers and trainers in the delivery of the new qualification;
  • Mark Compton, Access Creative College - on implementation of the new qualification from a college perspective;
  • Suzanne Straw, NFER - on sector perspectives on T Levels, including room for progress and strengths of the current programme;
  • Sonali Parekh, Federation of Small Businesses - on challenges faced by small businesses in the delivery of the work placement and priorities for supporting these businesses;
  • Jim Grant, Cirencester College, Gloucestershire - on the challenges of the industry placement from a college perspective; and
  • Anna Withrington, Digital T Levels Panel and IBM UK - on issues surrounding the industry placement from the perspective of an employer.


Keynote Speakers

Sue Lovelock

Deputy Director, T-Level Delivery Division, Department for Education

Lucy Sydney

Director of Strategic Relationships for Vocational and Technical Qualifications, Ofqual

Keynote Speakers

Catherine Sezen

Senior Policy Manager FE, Association of Colleges

Lucy Sydney

Director of Strategic Relationships for Vocational and Technical Qualifications, Ofqual

Sue Lovelock

Deputy Director, T-Level Delivery Division, Department for Education

Speakers

Jim Grant

Principal, Cirencester College, Gloucestershire

Senior speaker confirmed from Pearson

Carmel Grant

Deputy Director, Technical Education Implementation & Delivery, Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Anna Withrington

Chair, Digital T level Panel and Early Professionals Manager, IBM UK

Dr Fiona Aldridge

Director, Policy and Research, Learning and Work Institute

Suzanne Straw

Deputy Head of Research, NFER

Sonali Parekh

Head of Policy, Federation of Small Businesses

Mark Compton

Director, Employability, Partnerships and Adult Learning, Access Creative College

Cerian Ayres

Head of Technical Education, Education and Training Foundation