Support for developing learners’ English, maths and digital skills through T Levels

A new release of professional development support is now available for practitioners preparing to teach T Levels.

To support the series of training events on developing embedded English, maths and digital (EMD) skills, a number of 90-minute interactive webinars are taking place in February and March.

The first of these introduces the T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer and helps participants to identify which elements would be most useful for either themselves or their staff. It is recommended for those less experienced in the implementation of developing embedded English, maths and digital strategies.

Following on from this, there are two webinars dedicated to each skill area, investigating the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education’s General Competency Frameworks and exploring ways in which embedded skills can be developed using authentic, work-related learning activities.

The webinars will all help practitioners to identify the relevant General Competency Frameworks and how they relate to their T Level subject content and consider how the EMD skills learned through level 2 courses at school and college may be different for those required at work.

English in T Levels: Developing holistic competencies’ webinars will take place on 11 February and 18 March and support practitioners to consider the holistic nature of English development in technical areas.

Maths in T Levels: Working on the boundaries and the mathematical competences’ webinars will take place on 24 February and 30 March to support practitioners to consider the appropriate maths level needed for their T Levels and the challenges learners may face.

Digital in T Levels: Understanding the competencies’ will run on 18 February and 24 March and will consider where digital skills sit within a workplace context and reflect on a variety of evidence-based AfL (Assessment for Learning) strategies devised by practitioners preparing for T Levels.

All webinars additionally encourage practitioners to reflect upon their own training and development needs.

To learn more about the underlying principles and the General Competency Frameworks, read a blog by Claire Collins, a director of ccConsultancy and lead on literacy and learning programmes for the ETF.

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