Westminster Education Forum

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

Morning, Tuesday, 17th March 2020

Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London, SE1 9DD

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED


This conference will examine the implementation of T Levels including issues surrounding:

  • Content;
  • Assessment;
  • Support for providers; and
  • Student inclusion.

The conference comes as the education sector and employers prepare for the implementation of the first wave of T Levels qualifications.


T Levels are being launched in digital, construction, and education and childcare from September 2020, with a further seven to be taught from 2021 and an additional eight from 2022. By 2023 a total of 25 T levels will be rolled out.


It follows the recent announcement by the Government of a further £110m to facilitate the delivery of the new qualifications with £95m invested through the T Level Capital Fund from 2021 to ensure that students have access to high quality equipment and facilities and a further £15m on the expansion of T Level Professional Development (TLPD) which aims to support the development of FE leaders and teachers.


It also comes as awarding bodies have recently been invited to develop qualifications for wave three of the T levels programme in 2022 by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education for another eight qualifications via three new routes: legal, finance and accounting; engineering and manufacturing; and business and administration.


Speakers

The agenda includes keynote addresses from:

  • Sue Lovelock, Director of Professional and Technical Education, Department for Education;
  • Carmel Grant, Deputy Director, Technical Education Implementation and Delivery, Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education; and

Further speakers include: Dr Fiona Aldridge, Learning and Work Institute; Cerian Ayres, Education and Training Foundation; Jenifer Burden, Gatsby Foundation; Mark Compton, Access Creative College; Jim Grant, Cirencester College, Gloucestershire; Julie Hyde, CACHE; Sonali Parekh, Federation of Small Businesses; Cindy Rampersaud, Pearson Education; Catherine Sezen, Association of Colleges; Amy Smith, Framestore and Media, Broadcasting and Production T Level Panel; Suzanne Straw, NFER; Joy Williams, Institute for Employment Studies and Anna Withrington, Digital T level Panel and IBM UK.


The agenda

  • 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;
  • Key issues for the industry placements - funding, accessibility, and inclusion; and
  • Policy priorities ahead of the implementation of the first wave.

Engagement with policy officials at this conference

Westminster Education Forum conferences typically attract strong interest from policymakers. This seminar will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: DfE; Cabinet Office; DIT; DWP; Government Digital Service; Home Office; MoD; and the Welsh Government.



Keynote Speaker

Sue Lovelock

Director of Professional and Technical Education, Department for Education

Keynote Speakers

Sue Lovelock

Director of Professional and Technical Education, Department for Education

Carmel Grant

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

Chairs

Lord Aberdare

Lord Lucas

Speakers

Catherine Sezen

Senior Policy Manager FE, Association of Colleges

Jim Grant

Principal, Cirencester College, Gloucestershire

Cindy Rampersaud

Senior Vice President, BTEC and Apprenticeship, Pearson Education

Amy Smith

Head of Talent, Framestore and Chair, Media, Broadcasting and Production T Level Panel

Anna Withrington

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

Dr Fiona Aldridge

Director, Policy and Research, Learning and Work Institute

Jenifer Burden

Director of Programmes, Gatsby Foundation

Suzanne Straw

Deputy Head of Research, NFER

Sonali Parekh

Head of Policy, Federation of Small Businesses

Julie Hyde

Executive Director Education & Training Strategy, CACHE

Joy Williams

Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Employment Studies

Mark Compton

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

Cerian Ayres

Head of Technical Education, Education and Training Foundation