Westminster Education Forum

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

Morning, Tuesday, 17th March 2020

Central London

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 10 to be taught from 2021 and 15 more by the end of September 2023.


It also 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.


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
  • Lucy Sydney, Director of Strategic Relationships for Vocational and Technical Qualifications, Ofqual.

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; 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; 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;
  • ‘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.

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: the Cabinet Office; DfE; DWP; MoD; DIT; and The Welsh Government.



Keynote Speakers

Sue Lovelock

Director of Professional and Technical Education, 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

Director of Professional and Technical Education, Department for Education

Chairs

Lord Aberdare

Lord Lucas

Speakers

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

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

Jenifer Burden

Director of Programmes, Gatsby Foundation

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