T Level Role and Route Specific Training

This programme provides you with a wide range of pedagogical and subject-specific courses, modules, workshops and other activities which can be structured to meet your professional development needs. Training is co-designed with and delivered by staff from T Level providers.  

Role specific training offers support for your teaching methods and approaches, whether you are new to technical education or whether you are experienced and want to enhance your practice focused on the challenges of T Levels. 

Route specific courses focus on what you need for delivery and assessment, critical legislation and planning considerations, as well as teaching approaches and practical skills development. 

To access role and route courses, please sign up or log in to the Professional Development Platform.

Teaching T Levels

Teaching T Levels is split into two workstreams: Enhanced Pedagogy and Vocational and Professional Upskilling. We also offer a Teaching T Levels in Schools course for staff in schools and sixth forms.  

Enhanced Pedagogy 

This course will help you develop your pedagogical and professional practice as a vocational and technical teacher. You will explore different pedagogical approaches to help you design and deliver a successful T Level curriculum. You will also explore T-Shaped Learning, subject specific terminology and consider how to support your learners to develop behaviours for their employability journey. 

Course delivery: We recommend you complete the online on demand course first at a time that suits you. This will ensure you are prepared for the live online/face-to-face course and will help you get the most from your CPD activity. 

  • Online course (TLPD08): Teaching T Levels: Enhancing Pedagogy  
  • Face-to-face events (CO937): Teaching T Levels: Enhancing Pedagogy 
  • In-house training: you can request for this training to be facilitated in-house for your team as a group, either virtually live online (2 x 2 hour sessions) or face-to-face (2 x 3 hour sessions in one day). Please contact your Area Relationship and Development Lead for more information. 

Vocational and Professional Upskilling 

This course will help you develop your professional practice as a vocational and technical teacher. You will explore the importance of your dual professional role and keeping a clear line of sight to work throughout your T Level curriculum. You will also gain an understanding of the importance of developing a strong employer relationship and consider the knowledge, skills and behaviours learners need to be successful in the workplace. 

Course delivery: We recommend you complete the online on demand course first at a time that suits you. This will ensure you are prepared for the live online/face-to-face course and will help you get the most from your CPD activity. 

  • Online course (TLPD07): Teaching T Levels: Vocational and Professional Upskilling
  • Face-to-face events (CO936): Teaching T Levels: Vocational and Professional Upskilling 
  • In-house training: you can request for this training to be facilitated in-house for your team as a group, either virtually live online (2 x 2 hour sessions) or face-to-face (2 x 3 hour sessions in one day). Please contact your Area Relationship and Development Lead for more information. 
     

Teaching T Levels in Schools

This course supports school teachers to develop their pedagogical practice in the context of teaching T Levels. It will help to bring the world of work and industry practices into your classrooms, laboratories, and workshops, enabling you to deliver a rich curriculum with intent. 

The course will help you:  

  • deliver a rich curriculum with intent that is built around personal experience and expertise 
  • find ways to work with employers to ensure effective planning, co-curriculum design and delivery, as well as prepare learners and industry placements 
  • understand some of the teaching theories most relevant to technical teaching that will support your learners to retain and recall knowledge, develop functional competencies, and build the skills they will need during industry placements and in employment. 

Course delivery: We recommend you complete the online on demand course first at a time that suits you. This will ensure you are prepared for the live online/face-to-face course and will help you get the most from your CPD activity. 

  • Online course (TLPD55): Teaching T Levels in Schools   
  • Scheduled live online event (C1445): Teaching T Levels in Schools  

Route and Subject Specific T Level Courses

These courses focus on subject-specific T Levels and have been developed for the sector, by the sector. They are available on demand through FutureLearn, live online or face to face on-site at college campuses.  

Introducing T Levels courses are route-specific courses and are suitable for frontline teachers and middle managers. These courses focus on:  

  • delivery and assessment methods and content  
  • critical legislation or planning considerations  
  • route-wide teaching approaches 
  • opportunities for networking and collaboration with the sector.  

Teaching and Learning on T Level courses are subject-specific courses suitable for teaching staff. These courses focus on:  

  • practical skills development for subject specific T Levels courses  
  • signposting helpful resources and information across the range of occupational specialisms taught in the T Level 
  • opportunities for networking and collaboration with the sector. 

Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care

  • Introducing the Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care T Levels
  • Teaching and Learning on the Animal Care and Management T Level
  • Teaching and Learning on the Agriculture, Land Management and Production T Level

Business and Administration

  • Introducing the Business and Administration Route
  • Teaching and Learning on the Management and Administration T Level

Creative and Design

  • Introducing the Creative and Design T Levels
  • Teaching and Learning on the Craft and Design T Level
  • Teaching and Learning on the Media Broadcast and Production T Level

Construction and the Built Environment

  • Introducing the Construction and the Built Environment Route
  • Teaching and Learning on the Design Surveying and Planning for Construction and the Built Environment T Level
  • Teaching and Learning on the Building Services Engineering for Construction and the Built Environment T Level
  • Teaching and Learning on the Onsite Construction T Level

Digital

  • Introducing the Digital Route
  • Teaching and Learning on the Digital Production Design and Development T Level
  • Teaching and Learning on the Digital Support Services T Level
  • Teaching and Learning on the Digital Business Services T Level

Education and Early Years

  • Introducing the Education and Early Years Route
  • Teaching and Learning on the Education and Early Years T Level

Engineering and Manufacturing

  • Introducing the Engineering and Manufacturing Route
  • Teaching and Learning on the Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control T Level
  • Teaching and Learning on the Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing T Level
  • Teaching and Learning on the Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing T Level

Health and Science

  • Introducing the Health and Science Route
  • Teaching and Learning on the Health T Level
  • Teaching and Learning on the Healthcare Science T Level
  • Teaching and Learning on the Science T Level

Legal, Finance and Accounting

  • Introducing the Legal, Finance and Accounting Route
  • Teaching and Learning on the Accounting T Level
  • Teaching and Learning on the Finance T Level
  • Teaching and Learning on the Legal Services T Level

Sales, Marketing and Procurement

  • Introducing the Sales, Marketing and Procurement T Levels
  • Teaching and Learning on the Marketing T Level

Supporting T Level Learners with Embedded English, Maths and Digital

This suite of courses will provide you with practical support to help you deliver the embedded English, Maths and Digital competencies in your T Level courses. You will gain an understanding of the General Competencies for T Levels for each of these core skills and take away a range of practical approaches to teaching, learning and assessment that will help to build your skills, knowledge and confidence so that your learners can progress. 

Course delivery: A mixture of online and face-to-face courses. The online courses can be accessed through the Professional Development Platform once you have inputted your T Level Occupational Specialism.

  • Online course: Supporting T Level Learners with Embedded English
  • Online course: Supporting T Level Learners with Embedded Maths 
  • Online course: Supporting T Level Learners with Embedded Digital
  • Face-to-face events (C1393): Supporting T Level Learners with Embedded English, Maths and Digital 

In-house training can be facilitated for your team as a group, either face-to-face or virtually. Please contact your Area Relationship and Development Lead for more information. 

Assessment in T Levels

This course will build your understanding of how the key principles of assessment are put into practice for T Levels. You will consider possible approaches to formative assessment for T Level programmes and you will also explore the assessment approaches used in the T Levels you teach and how to best support your learners for assessment. 

This course will help you to: 

  • define assessment objectives and the specific nature of performance outcomes to inform curriculum planning. 
  • comprehend command words and how learners should apply these within T level assessments. 
  • develop the use of recall and retrieval strategies for learners 
  • understand approaches to develop learners’ resilience and positive mindsets towards assessment and exams 
  • maximise formative assessment opportunities to prepare learners for exam and assessment windows through: 
    – spaced learning to enable learners to learn more information and retain it for longer 
    – interleaving of topics to improve learning 
    – English, maths and digital practice. 

Course delivery: These courses will be available for self-directed study online via FutureLearn and for scheduled sessions through interactive live online delivery. Taking both courses will maximise the impact of your CPD activity.

  • Online self-directed course (TLPD56): Assessment in T Levels
  • Scheduled live online event (C1623): Assessment in T Levels (one session lasting three hours) 
  • In-house training: you can request for this training to be facilitated in-house for your team as a group, virtually live online (one session lasting three hours) or face-to-face (one session lasting four hours). Please contact your Area Relationship and Development Lead for more information.