Industry Insights provides you with the opportunity to upskill by undertaking placements within industry.

Industry Insights has three distinct components:

1. Work shadowing placements and work placements

  • One day work shadowing: You will observe industry colleagues in their day-to-day roles, with the opportunity to ask questions and engage with current industry experts.
  • Two-to-five day placements: You will be encouraged to undertake tasks and engage in day-to-day activities as agreed with the employer.
    Remission is available to enable participation in placements. Remission is paid directly to the provider, to minimise disruption to delivery and enable staff to fully engage with the programme.

2. Industry workshops

An opportunity for you to meet as a group with an employer or industry specialist, to receive updates, and engage in demonstrations or Q&A sessions. These are “bitesize” online events lasting from 45 minutes to two hours.

3. Online course

The Employer Partnerships and Industry Insights online course will enable staff to assess their understanding of their industry. To find out more, click on the drop down below. 

Who is it suitable for?

Industry Insights is suitable for teachers, trainers, business support staff, operational middle leaders and managers delivering T Levels.

This programme provides you the opportunity to:

  • upskill yourself with the latest technical knowledge by gaining hands-on experience within industry
  • identify the occupational competencies that employers would want T Level learners to develop
  • embed the latest industry practice and principles into learning activities.

Employer Partnerships and Industry Insights

Employer Partnerships and Industry Insights is suitable for teachers, business support staff, operational middle leaders and managers delivering T Levels.

This course is highly recommended for those choosing to undertake an Industry Insights placement, as well as being useful for those not taking part in the Industry Insights element.

This course offers a range of practical approaches to improve your industry sector knowledge and employer engagement practices.

Enabling staff to explore: 

  • why FE providers and employer partnerships are so essential
  • how to effectively build and maintain partnerships with employers
  • what the next steps need to be.

Course delivery: online over four weeks, with six hours of guided learning.
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How to apply

To apply for work shadowing placements and work placements, please create your profile on our T Level Professional Development Platform (see below for further information).

Industry workshops will be available to book in 2021 through the online Booking System.

The Employer Partnerships and Industry Insights online course can be accessed through the T Level Professional Development Platform.

The online application process is managed by our dedicated Employer Engagement Coordinators, who will be able to provide support to participants with their applications.

T Level staff are welcome to source their own placements, based on the strong relationships which might already exist with their local employers. However, if you need additional support, please indicate this when applying.

In order to enable providers and staff to plan ahead, applications can be made up until 28 May 2021, with all placements to be complete by
31 July 2021.

We highly recommend you complete your Individual Training Needs Analysis, which can be accessed via the T Level Professional Development Platform. The analysis will help you identify any skills and knowledge gaps and direct you to relevant CPD.

You may also be interested in our T Levels: Operational Middle Leaders and Managers: Working with employers: co-designing the T Level curriculum, putting it into practice online course.

You can access this course via our Professional Development Platform under ‘T Level Operational Middle Leaders and Managers’ in the Leadership CPD section.