Networks and TRIPs enable those involved in delivering T Levels, and those considering delivery in the future, to interact and exchange ideas and resources.


Networks

Networks are suitable for:

  • practitioners involved in the direct delivery of T Levels, including teachers and trainers
  • support staff managers.

Networks will help you to:

  • collaborate with others, developing, exchanging and exploring new ideas and ways of working
  • network with providers across your region
  • develop creative partnerships and identify future CPD based on FE sector colleagues personal and professional development needs
  • share information, resources and toolkits to support T Level delivery
  • gain expert input from regional stakeholders
  • reflect on and review professional development needs
  • engage with employers and gain a better understanding of industry requirements.

Course delivery: the events will take place once or twice per term, depending on demand. Networks are designed to happen face-to-face*, virtually and online.

*Please note where events cannot run face-to-face due to local or national Covid-19 government guidance, they will be delivered as live online events. We will make best use of available technology to enable participants to continue to speak, collaborate and engage with high-quality personal and professional development.

Collaborative online spaces have been developed as part of the Network offer, to provide participants with an environment to collaborate and share information on an ongoing basis.


How to apply

We are currently hosting a series of Networks on:

  • Curriculum Design and Delivery (limited availability)
  • Industry Placements (limited availability)
  • Marketing
  • Schools

Please create your profile on our T Level Professional Development Platform to access the available Networks.


T Level Resource Improvement Projects (TRIPs)

TRIPs are provider-led, action research projects. Through TRIPs, providers identify a problem which would benefit from further investigation and develop proposals for collaborative project delivery. The size and scale of projects will vary dependant on scope. Each TRIP has a named adviser allocated to support them in the delivery of their project.

TRIPs are suitable for practitioners, managers and specialist provider staff.

TRIPs will help you to:

  • identify shared challenges and priority areas of work to support T Level delivery
  • develop teaching practice for T Levels
  • contribute to the professional development of staff involved in delivering and supporting T Levels
  • ensure that T Level students develop the knowledge, skills, behaviours and occupational competencies required.

Examples of project themes may include:

  • timetabling for remote teaching
  • programme sequencing to suit local employer requirements
  • developing resources for occupation specialisms or post-Covid-19 T Level teaching.

Networks & TRIPs – How to apply

Funding is available to enable a TRIP to be undertaken, subject to meeting application criteria. These include:

  • objectives must be aligned to developing or improving T Level delivery
  • a 2020 or 2021 T Level provider must take a role as the lead member / sponsor responsible for a project
  • the project must be a collaboration across key stakeholders
  • participants will be expected to support the dissemination and sharing of outcomes from projects they are involved in.

Please create your profile on our T Level Professional Development Platform to access the application forms. To read the guidance documents for small and large TRIPs, please click the downloads below. We also have a useful guidance webinar which will help to answer any questions you might have, and provide further information about the application process.

Large TRIP’s – Guidance document

Small TRIP’s – Guidance document