29 Jul

DfE seeking employer volunteers for T Level support

Young People at Work

The Department for Education (DfE) seeking employer volunteers for employers and industry experts to participate in T Level Action Groups.

T Level Action Groups are being set up for certain T Levels to identify and mitigate barriers to progression and the scale-up of industry placements. These are task and finish groups, with the aim of gaining insights from business and industry.

In order to have a skills system which supports employers and labour market need, there is the need to offer learners and employers choice and the skilled employees of the future. There may be challenges to securing and delivering industry placements, which are a critical part of T Levels.

Anna Cyhan LLEP Economic Growth Officer (People) Said:

“T Levels are a 2-year qualification for 16- to 19-year-olds. Designed with employers, to meet industry skills needs. Each T Level is equivalent to 3 A levels and helps young people develop knowledge, attitude and practical skills to progress into skilled employment, an apprenticeship or further study. The T Level includes an industry placement; a longer, more structured placement in the workplace for young people to develop real work skills and make a meaningful contribution to the employers business. Placements last at least 315 hours (approx. 45 days).”

The Department are looking for businesses in the following sectors:

The benefits of action group membership include:

  • The opportunity to work directly with senior officials in the Department for Education on T Level policy and comms.
  • Supporting a robust future talent pipeline for your organisation/sector
    Developing connections and sharing insights with other members of the action group
  • Raise your organisational profile by making an important contribution to the country’s technical offer for 16-19 year olds
  • Access to the latest materials to keep your organisation up-to-date with T Levels

If this is something you can help with contact chris.hooper@education.gov.uk.

The LLLEP skills strategy focuses on improving skills provision in Leicester and Leicestershire through investment and targeted support. The LLEP have just published the  the LLEP Apprenticeship Strategy 2022-2024 if you wanted further information on our approach to this area.

Want to know more about T Levels? See: https://www.tlevels.gov.uk/