TLPD for Schools

The T Level Professional Development (TLPD) offer from the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has been commissioned by the Department for Education and developed with experts in collaboration with learning providers and employers, to support you to ensure you and your school are T Level ready.

Our offer is a rich mix of live online and face-to-face workshops, e-learning resources, mentoring, networking, and industry collaboration. At the core is a range of subject-specific training which provides practical help to everyone involved in the planning and delivery of T Levels.

Meet your TLPD tour guide! To help you navigate the T Level Professional Development offer, you’ll be assigned a dedicated Area Relationship and Development Lead (ARDL), who will support you in your journey and signpost you to the most relevant and appropriate CPD activities. Get in touch with your ARDL.

Six steps to T Level success!

The TLPD journey consists of six steps, starting with a training needs analysis to identify gaps and recommend appropriate CPD. You’ll then gain access to a range of courses to help you plan, deliver and support T levels, as well as subject specific training, leadership courses, and networks. You’ll also gain the opportunity to update your industry knowledge or upskill your industry practice via placements and workshops with employers.

See below and download the TLPD for Schools brochure for more information.

Step one: Individual Training Needs Analysis (ITNA)

All training is accessed on our Professional Development Platform so you will need to create an account. The ITNA is a short questionnaire available to all staff involved in the delivery of T Levels and will inform your understanding, identify your individual development needs and fill any gaps in your knowledge. Doing an ITNA will generate recommended and essential courses tailored especially to you.

Find out more about the ITNA

Step two: Understanding T Levels for Frontline Staff in Schools course

This introductory course for those on the frontline of T Levels will cover the basics of T Levels and the wider context of technical education policy.

Find out more about the Understanding T Levels course

Step three: T Level Role and Route Specific Training

A wide range of pedagogical and subject-specific CPD, including a mix of live online and face-to-face courses and e-learning resources. From Introducing the Route courses through the specific Teaching and Learning on T Level courses, as well as Assessment in T Levels and English, Maths and Digital. 

We also offer a Teaching T Levels in Schools course, designed to help you deliver a rich curriculum built on intent with an understanding of assessment practicalities and teaching theories best suited to technical teaching. Find ways to work with employers to ensure effective planning, co-curriculum design and delivery, and prepare learners for industry placements.

Find out more about Role and Route specific courses

Step four: Professional Development for Leaders

This element of TLPD is suitable for operational middle leaders and managers and includes the T Level Leadership Mentoring Programme and the T Level Leadership Development Programme.

Find out more about Leadership courses

Step five: Networks and Collaboration 

We have a variety of networks to support different roles, including industry placements, assessments, networks for strategic leads and a bespoke network for schools. Regular networking events give you the opportunity to collaborate with others to develop, exchange and explore approaches to T Level design and delivery. 

Find out more about Networking opportunities

Step six: Industry Insights

Industry Insights provides you with the opportunity to develop your skills and update your industry knowledge by taking part in a range of industry related activities such as group and individual industry placements, workshops, and employer partnerships. 

Find out more about Industry Insights opportunities

All TLPD courses and resources can be accessed via the Professional Development Platform (PDP). Watch this short video for a walk-through of the PDP and learn how to get started on your T Level journey.