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T Levels: A catalyst for change

At the annual Association of College’s (AoC) annual conference, Paul Kessell-Holland, National Head of Curriculum Design Projects at the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), hosted a session on the ETF’s new T Levels Professional Development Programme (TLPD). Here Paul shares an overview of his highlights from the discussion.

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Q&A with a T Level Lead: “Share your knowledge and enthusiasm with others”

In this Q&A blog, we speak to Simon Parker, Construction and Engineering T Level Lead at South Essex College, about his delivery experience so far, and why he believes the ETF’s Networks are vital for collaborating and overcoming any challenges faced.

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Celebrating T Levels one year on

In this blog post, Paul Kessell-Holland, National Head of Curriculum Design Projects at the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), reflects on the first year of T Level delivery.

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A celebration of T Levels: one year on

In this blog, we hear from some of our Area Relationship and Development Leads (ARDLs) as well as further education staff and learners about celebrating the first year of T Levels.

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A successful T Level CPD day at Halesowen College

In this guest blog, Craig Tucker, Staff Development Director at Halesowen College, writes about a successful T Level CPD day involving more than 100 members of staff.

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Industry Insights work shadowing – a T Level Development Lead’s experience

Read about South Essex College and Morgan Sindall Construction’s recent work shadowing experience as part of the ETF’s Industry Insights programme.

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T Levels: A groundbreaking citywide collaboration

Robert Cranmer, Project Manager for the Health T Level at Leeds City College, and Helen Thurston, Development Officer at the Leeds Health and Care Academy, write about Leeds’s collaborative approach to T Level delivery via the T Level Resource Improvement Project (TRIP).

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A mentee’s experience of the T Level Leadership Mentoring Programme

In this blog, Stephanie Moriarty, Education and Childcare T Level Lead at University College Birmingham, writes about her experience of being a mentee in the T Level Leadership Mentoring Programme.

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Engaging with the ETF’s TLPD offer: South Devon College

In this blog, Maria Woodger, Assistant Principal – Apprenticeships and T Levels at South Devon College, writes about how the college has engaged with elements of the ETF’s T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer.

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What to expect on the Operational Middle Leaders and Managers course

Clare Dowland, Project Manager for one of the ETF’s delivery partners, AlphaPlus, describes what the Operational Middle Leaders and Managers course is, what the benefits are, and how providers can get involved.

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A College Lecturer’s experience of delivering Education and Childcare Route Specific courses

Lauren Patton, College Lecturer at New College Durham, speaks to Claire Trainer, one of the ETF’s CPD Trainers, about her experience of delivering training on the TLPD Education and Childcare Route courses.

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Catch up and coffee with the ETF to look at the impact of the EYFS reforms on T Level delivery

Join the Education and Training Foundation’s T Level online space – your opportunity to meet virtually with like-minded professionals from the sector involved in the development and delivery of the T Levels in a particular route. 

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Engaging with the ETF’s TLPD offer: Truro and Penwith College

Julian Roberts, Head of Employability, Industry Placements and Transition at Truro and Penwith College, describes how the college has engaged with many elements of the TLPD offer and gives us his top tips for delivering T Levels.

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Carmel College: How staff engagement increased following our in-house Understanding T Levels day

Carmel College recently undertook an in-house Understanding T Levels course. Find out why the training day was such a success and why the course has led to increased engagement and excitement amongst college staff.

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6 top tips for effective employer engagement

Dawn Edwards, one of the ETF’s Employer Engagement Co-ordinators, gives us her six top tips for engaging with employers.

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