T Levels: Industry Workshops

Industry Workshops are bite-sized, online events aimed at all staff in providers delivering T Levels.

The workshops provide participants with the opportunity to hear the latest sector specific updates, be involved in Q&A sessions, or see a demonstration of the latest technology used in a specific industry.

Industry Workshops aim to:

  • update your personal industry knowledge
  • provide you with the latest updates from industry
  • enable you to raise any questions to address your challenges or concerns relating to a specific industry
  • offer the opportunity to engage and make links with employers.

How to book: To book onto an Industry Workshop, you will need to create a profile or log in to the Professional Development Platform (PDP).


Please see below a list of upcoming workshops:

Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care

There are currently no workshops available. Please check again later.

Business and Administration

Business and Administration: The differences between leadership and management

Date and time: Tuesday 2 July, 12.30pm – 2pm

Speaker: Nicola Richardson, Leadership Consultant at The People Mentor

Summary: Join us for this interactive Business & Administration T Level online workshop with Nicola Richardson, Leadership Consultant at The People Mentor, as we explore together the differences between leadership and management and why leadership is important.

“You’re only as good as the team around you so it pays to invest in your managers and teams to get the best results.” Nicola has worked in business leadership for over 33 years and works with business owners transforming companies into high-performing teams. Nicola uses practical tools and techniques by tuning into emotional and positive intelligence to develop managers into effective leaders.

In this Industry Workshop Nicola will be asking us to explore and discuss:

  • The differences between leadership and management
  • Definitions
  • Roles
  • Key characteristics
  • Vision
  • Why leadership is important
  • The importance of effective leadership
  • The consequences of ineffective leadership

How to book: To book onto this workshop, please create an account or login to the Professional Development Platform.


Business and Administration: Exploring Risk Management

Date and time: Thursday 27th June,12.30pm – 2pm

Speaker: Christine McLean, Founder & CEO of 3PCE Ltd, Global Expert in Project Controls and IfATE Route Panel Member.

Summary: Join us for this essential online Business & Administration T Level Workshop exploring Risk Management with Christine McLean, Founder & CEO of 3PCE Ltd, Global Expert in Project Controls and IfATE Route Panel Member.

Christine McLean is back with another insightful Industry Workshop – this time Christine will be exploring and uncovering Risk Management with us. Christine has spent more than 25 years in industry working for multi-national companies.

In this workshop Christine will be taking us through:

  • The risk management process
  • How to identify and manage risk as part of project management
  • Content and purpose of risk, issue, and decision logs
  • How behaviours relating to the situation, individuals and gut feel play a crucial part in risk management

This session relates to the Risk Management sections of the T Level specification (1.50, 1.51 and parts of 1.52).

How to book: To book onto this workshop, please create an account or login to the Professional Development Platform.


Construction and the Built Environment

Construction: Social value with Wates Group

Date and time: Friday 28 June, 10am – 11am

Speakers: Su Pickerill, Head of Social Value at Wates Group

Summary: Social value is all about making a positive change in our communities. At this construction workshop, join Su Pickerill, Head of Social Value at Wates Group, as she talks about social value, what it means and why it is important in the industry.

Su is a passionate catalyst in transforming businesses to deliver social value and enhance communities. Advocating for those that face barriers and championing the Social Enterprise sector are central to her motivation. She is a fellow of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and sustainability and has over 20 years’ experience in sustainability in the private and charity sectors. As Wates Group Head of Social Value, Su leads the 2025 ‘Creating Opportunities’ strategy. This includes a focus on:

  1. Tackling inequality through promoting inclusive recruitment including for people with criminal records and championing real Living Wage
  2. Inspiring and educating children and young people
  3. Driving trade and support for the Social Enterprise sector.

At this workshop, Su will be talking us through:

  • What is Social Value?
  • Why is it important?
  • How does it influence the Construction sector?
  • Examples of how it’s delivered at Wates.

There will also be plenty of opportunity to put your questions to Su during the session.

How to book: To book onto this workshop, please create an account or login to the Professional Development Platform.


Creative and Design

Creative & Design: Role of the art department in film and commercials with Rosie Lloyd-Reed

Date and time: Tuesday 25th June 2024, 12.30pm – 2pm

Speaker: Rosie is an Art Department Assistant, Buyer, and Props Handler in the Film and Commercials Industry

Summary: Rosie is an Art Department Assistant, Buyer, and Props Handler in the Film and Commercials Industry. She has been freelance in the industry for 2 years, during which time she has worked on 2 feature films and over 40 commercials, stills shoots and promotional videos. She previously worked in an education start-up as a programme manager, delivering immersive career experiences in the creative sector to young people.

Rosie will be discussing the role of the art department in film and commercials and routes into the career. The Art Department is responsible for designing, building, decorating and fine-tuning the imagined setting of a given script or storyboard. The size of the team varies depending on the budget, length and specific demands of the project. During Rosie’s presentation she will cover:

  • Overview of the various roles within the art department and how they collaborate and coincide.
  • Her route into the art department.
  • Examples of films, commercials and shoots she has worked on and how varied each project can be.
  • Skills she has gained.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of working in freelance / the film industry (e.g. flexibility vs. strikes).
  • Useful resources for encouraging young people into the art department.

Following the presentation there will be a live Q&A where you can put your questions to Rosie.

How to book: To book onto this workshop, please create an account or login to the Professional Development Platform.


Digital

Digital: Building and Breaking Stuff in the Cloud

Date and time: Thursday 27 June, 12.30pm – 2pm

Speaker: Luigi Renna, Lead Cloud Security Architect, at Lloyds Banking Group

Summary: Join us for this Digital T Level Workshop on “Building and Breaking Stuff in the Cloud” with Luigi Renna, Lead Cloud Security Architect, at Lloyds Banking Group

In this workshop “Building and Breaking Stuff in the Cloud”, Luigi will cover:

  • How Lloyds is building a bank in the Cloud
  • How you could be building your apps in the Cloud
  • How do we keep it secure
  • How do bad people try and break into it
  • What can you do to get into this Cloud stuff

How to book: To book onto this workshop, please create an account or login to the Professional Development Platform.

Education and Early Years

Education and Early Years: Therapeutic Classrooms and the importance of children’s mental health and wellbeing in teaching

Date and time: Monday 1 July, 12.30pm – 2pm

Speaker: Shahana Knight, childhood trauma specialist and the founder and managing director of TPC Therapy Ltd

Summary: Shahana Knight is an award-winning childhood trauma specialist and the founder and managing director of TPC Therapy Ltd, a mental health service for children and young people. Shahana’s work is informed by her own experience of childhood trauma. She works within the education and care sector as well as with charities. She is the founder of the Therapeutic Schools approach through which she is working with schools across England to put children’s wellbeing at the core of education and Therapeutic Classrooms where she is transforming UK classrooms into trauma informed spaces. Shahana is pioneering a vision for all schools to become trauma informed and therapeutic. Her unique approach is making a significant impact and has been recognised by BBC Newsround and BBC Teach who have both featured Shahana. Shahana writes a regular segment in Head Teachers Update, the national magazine for primary schools where she shares therapeutic teaching ideas and techniques. She has also been a governor of two primary schools and has sat on two foster care panels.

In this session, Shahana will explore children’s wellbeing and mental health with particular focus on childhood trauma, stress and adversity. We will explore how trauma impacts the brain and how we can begin to embed trauma informed approaches into teaching.

  • Why it is important to put children’s mental health and wellbeing at the core of teaching
  • Understanding how childhood trauma, stress and adversity impact the brain
  • Connection vs disconnection when approaching behaviour
  • An introduction to trauma informed, therapeutic responses
  • An introduction into the Therapeutic Classrooms approach to create inclusive spaces

How to book: To book onto this workshop, please create an account or login to the Professional Development Platform.


Engineering and Manufacturing

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Hair and Beauty

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Health and Science

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Legal, Finance and Accounting

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