The Department of Education is planning for the next phase of T level panel recruitment.
T levels will be a gold standard for technical and professional excellence, co-created and co-delivered by employers, providers and other partners to ensure the skills system responds to the changing labour market. The Department agreed in the Post 16 Skills Plan to accept all the recommendations made by the Independent Panel on Technical Education and have already begun work to deliver these exciting reforms as set out in the T level action plan.
The Department believes there is one way to get this right – through a genuine partnership between business, government and education professionals: one team for skills. It is here that they need your help.
T level panels are responsible for developing the outline content for new T levels and are made up of employers, professional bodies and providers. There are already T level panels in place across 6 routes: Digital; Education and Childcare; Construction; Health and Science; Legal, Financial and Accounting; and Engineering and Manufacturing. These panels are working hard to create outline content for those T levels to be delivered in 2020 and 2021.
At the end of March recruitment will open for the panels for the five remaining T level routes, which will be delivered from 2022: Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care; Business and Administration; Hair and Beauty; Creative and Design; and Catering and Hospitality.
The Institute for Apprenticeship’s occupational maps demonstrate those occupations they are looking for panel members to have experience of. For example:
|Career Pathway||Technical Occupations skilled occupations that a college leaver or an apprentice
would be entering, that typically require qualifications at levels 2/3.
Management and Production
||Cluster: Agricultural Operative/Technician|
|Chef de partie|
|Senior chef production cooking|
|Hair, Beauty and
||Cluster: Hair Specialist|
|Senior hair professional|
|Cluster: Beauty Specialist|
|Advanced beauty professional|
|Operational delivery officer|
||Cluster: Media and Broadcast Assistant|
|Broadcast production assistant|
Each T level panel will sit at pathway level, the Department is looking for people with direct experience of occupations in those areas. They are keen to ensure they have a diverse balance of industry professionals, be that experienced practitioners, managers/trainers of practitioners, or members of professional bodies or trade associations, with a breadth of experience and knowledge, and covering a range of roles.
If you would like to discuss or require any further information, please contact email@example.com.
This is an exciting opportunity to place employers at the heart of a new technical education system that will better meet the needs of the industry, and provide the skills our country needs.