57851-2019: United Kingdom-Sheffield: Education and training services

If you wish to attend the event please email: FE.profession@education.gov.uk including the name of your organisation, names of maximum two proposed attendees by Tuesday 12 February. Title the email “TLPD Market Engagement Event”. Acknowledgment and further information will be emailed to you shortly after the 12th.

Outline requirement:

The aim of TLPD is to ensure providers deliver high quality teaching in order for students to achieve successful T Level outcomes.

TLPD seeks to do this by ensuring that:

— those teaching a T Level have the knowledge and skills they need in order to teach that programme effectively,

— leaders in a provider with a role in delivering T Levels have the knowledge and skills they need to lead and manage the change process,

— members of staff with a role in delivering T Levels have the knowledge they need to play their part in successful T Level introduction.

TLPD entails design and delivery of online and face-to-face training that:

— develops the understanding of what a T Level is and prepares providers to deliver this significant change programme,

— raises standards of pedagogy, both generally and within teacher’s subject-specific areas,

— ensures currency and industry-relevance of teachers’ subject knowledge,

— strengthens the teaching of English, mathematics and digital delivered within subject specialisms,

— facilitates and supports the development of effective collaboration between T Level providers.

Training being developed should take into account:

— latest, high-quality evidence on pedagogical knowledge and skills,

— what makes effective professional development for teachers and other staff in education settings,

— T Level policy context and design of T Level programmes..

All training should be developed using a detailed understanding of the professional development needs of T Level provider staff, identified through a bespoke training needs analysis.

Planned T Level rollout:

Around 50 providers will deliver T Levels from Sept 2020. They will offer 3 pathways: education and childcare (education); construction (design, surveying and planning) and digital (digital production, design and development).

A further 50-75 providers will be selected to deliver T Levels from Sept 2021. They will offer an additional 7 pathways: construction (onsite construction, and building services engineering); digital (digital support and services and digital business services) and health and science (health, and healthcare science).

The selection criteria for 2021 providers favours larger providers so T Level learner numbers can grow. The final list of 2021 providers should be available in June 2019.

We expect rollout to be significantly increased from Sept 2022 onwards as T Levels become more “mainstream” and further pathways are introduced. The timetable for the further rollout of the remaining 15 pathways should be confirmed in Autumn 2019.

Market Engagement

We would like to hear from organisations who have:

— an interest in potential commercial opportunities for developing and delivering TLPD,

— experience providing CPD to teachers, including subject specialist support, and who understand the factors that make training attractive and effective,

— experience leading and managing a similar programme.