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Next steps for T Levels

December 2021


Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


This conference will assess the rollout of the second wave of T Levels so far, the lessons learned from the first wave, wider priorities for improving provision, and the outlook post-pandemic.


Taking place in the context of wider policy developments, including the impact of the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill, it will be a timely opportunity for delegates to discuss next steps for T Levels as well as broader priorities for post-16 qualifications.


Delegates will also consider the support offered to employers and T Level providers for the delivery of T Level industry placements, such as the T Level Employer Incentive Scheme and the T Level Employer Support Package.


In addition, discussion is expected on the increased funding and support for T Levels and the wider skills sector announced in the Budget 2021. It will be an opportunity to consider the impact of the funding on the capacity of the sector to deliver high quality 16-19 education and training in the coming years given the expected demographic growth.


The conference will also look at the role of T Levels in the wake of COVID-19 and how they can be harnessed to fill the skills gap and support economic recovery following the pandemic.


We are pleased to be able to include keynote contributions from: Stella Pearson, Deputy Director for T Level Delivery, DfE; and Carmel Grant, Deputy Director, Technical Education Implementation, Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.


The agenda will bring out latest thinking on:


  • the rollout of T Levels so far and continuing with implementation
  • priorities for T Level provision, raising standards, and co-operation with employers
  • raising awareness of T Levels and the outlook for level 3 qualifications
  • the role of T Levels in the Levelling Up agenda and recovering from the ongoing pandemic
  • harnessing T Levels for the FE and vocational landscape

The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from the DfE; the Cabinet Office; the DIT; the Department for the Economy, NI; the Department of Education, NI; the DWP; the Education & Training Inspectorate, NI; HMRC; the IfATE; the IPO; the MoJ; the UK Space Agency; the Valuation Office Agency; and the Welsh Government.



This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles