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T Levels June 2023 Update
Welcome to the June T Level Update.
We send updates monthly to all those who have signed up, however, we are aware some tutors and staff have not yet done so, could you please encourage all those engaged in the delivery and administration of T Levels to sign up for updates.
For Providers commencing delivery in September 2023 the approval window closes on 30 June. You must gain approval for each Technical Qualification you wish to deliver.
Please watch our Provider Approval video before starting your application process. Support documents and approval forms can be found in the Training and Admin Support page. If you have any questions about Provider Approval, please contact us via the Pearson Support Page.
If you have any questions about Provider Approval, please contact us via the Pearson Support Portal.
For those of you delivering the T Level Transition Programme please visit our dedicated webpage. Here you will find a range of information to support the delivery of several of the elements of the TLTP, including:
- Support for English and maths, plus our Functional Skills maths and T-Levels blog.
- Mapping into BTEC to support the delivery of technical skills.
Also, before the end of this academic year we will be publishing guides specifically designed to support the delivery of:
- Work Preparation and Employability Skills via our Level 2 Award in WorkSkills.
- Pastoral Support and Personal Development via our Level 2 Award in Personal Growth and Wellbeing.
Our Q&A Networks have concluded for this academic year but more will be running in the Autumn term, for which you can book via our T Level Live Training page nearer the time. Centres are reminded you can join the Construction group and T level: Construction to ask specific queries and get notified of updates. We have also recently launched a Facebook group for this T Level and invite centres to join to share practice, ask questions and to network.
We have been in discussion with the Association of Colleges regarding potential progression to Architecture Degrees from the T Level in Construction Design, Surveying and Planning. As you may be aware, universities typically require students to submit a portfolio of designs showing their skill and creativity, alongside qualification achievement. As students will be taking the T Level full time, it is important that they are encouraged to retain technical work where it is practiced such as hand sketches and technical designs using software and that they continue to do this outside of the classroom in areas of their interest. There may also be opportunity during build this portfolio during the employer placement where they work in design sectors.
The next Digital Q&A Network is 28 June. You can book via our T Level Live Training page. If you would like anything specific to be covered or have questions, then please ask in the Facebook Group or contact the Subject Advisor.
Gatsby are looking for providers to form a focus group on macro curriculum planning for the Digital T Level. You can find more details and register your interest on their website.
Gatsby are also holding a conference for the Digital and Health T Level in Manchester on 4 July. We will be there to support you and you can sign up for the event via the lik below:
Cisco offer their NetAcad platform for free and we are working with them to try and realise the potential for Digital T Levels. Join us at the expo on 5 July in Manchester where we will be exploring how to support staff and students with Python using NetAcad. You can sign-up this link.
Keep an eye on our website over the summer as we will be launching Curriculum Planners and other support materials for the Digital T Level.
The next Accounting and Finance Q&A Network is 5 July 2023 and can be booked via our T Level Live Training page.
Our T Level professional body partner Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) are offering free training during the last two weeks in June. This is for teachers delivering the T Level in Finance: Insurance Practitioner or Asset and Wealth Management Analyst occupational specialisms. Each occupational specialism will be delivered online over two days and will cover specialist topic areas.
You can book via our T Level Live Training page (use the filter subject: Finance).
Monday 19 and Thursday 22 June. Both days will run from 09.30 – 16.30.
This interactive online workshop will accelerate your understanding of key components of the Insurance Practitioner specialism. Our trainer, Fiona Coulter, is a highly experienced insurance practitioner and regularly trains insurance topics for the Chartered Insurance Institute. Fiona will guide you through the fundamental knowledge relating to the key points of this element of the T Level.
Day 1 AM
Insurance Market and Classes
|Day 1 PM||13.30-16.30||Assessing and Managing Risk|
|Day 2 AM||
Financial Services Regulation and Ethics (in insurance)
|Day 2 PM||13.30-16.30||Insurance risk and risk management|
Investment Banking and Asset and Wealth Management Analyst
Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 June. Both days will run from 09.30 – 16.30.
This interactive online workshop will accelerate your understanding of key components of the Investment Banking and Asset and Wealth Management Analyst specialism. Our trainer, Eleanor Elliot, is a highly experienced financial services subject expert and regularly trains personal finance topics for the Chartered Insurance Institute. Eleanor will guide you through the fundamental knowledge relating to the key points of this element of the T Level.
Day 1 AM
Financial Services Regulation and Ethics (in financial services)
|Day 1 AM||11.15-12.30||
Asset Classes and Investing
|Day 1 PM||
Assessing and managing risk (in financial services)
|Day 2 AM||09.30-12.30||
Wealth Management and Personal Financial Advice
|Day 2 PM||13.30-16.30||Research and Client Servicing|
The T Level Technical Qualification in Legal Services specification and specimen assessment materials have been published and are available to download.
Teaching and learning materials are being launched over the coming months. On our website you will find a Scheme of Work for the qualification.
To support your planning for first teach this September please remember to:
- Join our Legal Services Q&A Network on 21 June
- Attend Getting Ready to Teach: Core Component on 13 June
- Attend Getting Ready to Teach: Occupational Specialist Components on 15 June.
You can book via our T Level Live Training page.
On our Training and Admin Support page you’ll find everything you need in terms of training and events to support your T Level delivery, and videos and documents to assist in administrating the qualifications.
Our training includes:
On-demand Getting to Know the Specification briefings, giving you a generic introduction, and overview of the Core Component, and an Overview of the Occupational Specialist Component.
A direct link to our T Level Live Training page, where you can search for events and book including:
· Live Q&A Network Sessions with the Product Manager and Subject Advisor giving you the opportunity to ask questions, discuss your experience delivering the T Level and share good practice with other Providers.
· Live Getting Ready to Teach training where you’ll cover planning your programme, reviewing elements of the content and practical ways it can be delivered, and signposting to the ongoing support available.
· Live Getting Ready to Assess training where you’ll learn how the assessment will work. Our aim is for you to have a good understanding of the approach we have taken in the assessments. We will look at the ‘command verb’ and discuss what is meant and the type of response required, and how the response changes depending upon the mark attributed to the question. We will also refer to the mark scheme for you to understand where marks will and will not be attributed.
Our Training Archive if you are unable to attend any of our live training sessions or want to listen again.
Our administration section includes:
Videos to support making registrations and entries, understanding resit rules, the Key Dates Schedule and the Provider Approval Process
Support documents including all the Provider Approval forms, quality assurance and monitoring, fees and key dates.