TLPD resources

Many resources have been created for those delivering the first three T Levels in September 2020 and beyond, these can be accessed via the links below.

These will be gradually be updated and replaced as the new, additional professional development support comes on stream throughout 2020 for those delivering the T Levels available from 2021.

You need to be logged in to Foundation Online Learning to access the resources. All T Level Professional Development is offered at no charge.

Introduction to Technical Teaching

This online learning package covers the basics of how to teach technical subjects. It is aimed at those who do not already hold a recognised Initial Teacher Education (ITE) qualification but may also be suitable for those who hold an ITE qualification and feel they wish to brush up on particular areas.

There is also a guide for further education (FE) teachers which provides an overview and introduction to the FE sector.

Understanding T Levels

Role-specific online modules provide training specifically on what T Levels are, how they will change your role, guidance on how to advise students (including those with SEND) about their options, plus information for teachers in schools who will be helping young people understand what T Levels are and their potential benefits.

Recordings of the role-specific Understanding T Levels webinars are also available. 

Developing embedded English, maths and digital (EMD) skills

A suite of online training enabling teachers to embed learners’ EMD skills into their technical teaching.  

Pedagogy

A suite of videos where subject specialist teachers talk about how to teach particular tricky bits of the curriculum and offer hints and ideas on how to put across content that otherwise can be challenging.

A selection of online top tips guides look at recent innovations in teaching. It may be used by all teachers but it is particularly aimed at those who have been qualified for some time and may wish to update some of their practice.  

Formative Assessment

Recorded webinars exploring the formative assessment approach implicit in the first three T Levels.

Professional Practice

A suite of videos and materials focuses on how classroom teachers engage with their students’ workplace learning: how they prepare learners for these experiences and build on this when students are back in the classroom.

Organisational Readiness 

Four e-learning sessions for middle managers guides you through the first stage of planning for T Levels in your organisation, focusing on the change process. 

A pre-recorded webinar entitled ‘Designing a Curriculum for T Levels’ is primarily aimed at middle managers and those who will have a role in the management of the planning and implementation of T Levels. The webinar will support knowledge and confidence in curriculum design principles and key considerations when planning and implementing a T Level curriculum.

Online training and support for governors, trustees and governance professionals helps you lead your organisations through important strategic changes ensuring effective T Level planning, implementation and delivery. 

Self-assessment tools

We are currently updating the practitioner and organisational self-assessment tools, but if you had previously enrolled on these you can still access your results and notes.