Teachers and staff across the country are to benefit from a new £8 million professional development offer, being developed by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), to help them prepare for the roll-out of new T Levels.
Teaching professionals will be offered the opportunity to participate in the new T Level Professional Development Programme to help them to develop their skills and knowledge, so they are ready to deliver T Levels – the technical equivalent to A Levels. The first T Levels courses in education & childcare, construction and digital will be taught in over 50 further education and post-16 providers from September 2020. A further 22 courses will be rolled out from 2021 onwards covering sectors such as finance & accounting, engineering & manufacturing, and creative & design.
This bespoke training will focus on making sure teachers understand the pioneering new qualifications and will be an opportunity to update their subject and industry knowledge, so it is relevant to the needs of business.
The funding will also help teachers and leaders to prepare for this significant change.
The ETF will work with individual providers to determine what specific training needs they have before creating tailor made packages. Training is expected to be available