This conference will examine the implementation of T Levels including issues surrounding:
- 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 8 from 2022. By 2023 a total of 25 T levels will be rolled out.
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.
The agenda includes keynote addresses from:
- Sue Lovelock, Deputy Director, T Level 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.
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.