T Level Professional Development offer (TLPD)
AoC is working in partnership with the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) to deliver aspects of the TLPD offer on behalf of the Department for Education. The TLPD offer, which started to become available from 1 September, is available in stages and is aimed primarily at those providers and their staff who will start the delivery of T Levels in 2021.
Take part in local, regional and national networks and TRIPs, to interact and exchange ideas and resources with others.
Network events give practitioners, support staff and managers the opportunity to network with providers across their region. They are designed to facilitate collaboration with others, develop creative partnerships and identify future CPD based on FE sector colleagues personal and professional development needs.
These events are available to book through the ETF Booking System. Local, regional and national online network activity will start from 20 October, with more being added through the year.
T Level Resource Improvement Projects (TRIPs) are provider-led, action research projects, which enable T Level staff to identify shared challenges and priority areas of work to support T Level delivery. The projects will enable practitioners, managers, specialist provider staff and employers to create, test and develop resources which will ultimately ensure T Level students develop the knowledge, skills, behaviours and occupational competencies required.
Guidance documents for both small (£1k-£5k) and large (£5k-£45k) TRIPs are available on the ETF’s website.
To apply please complete an application form, also on the ETF’s website, and send it to TLPD@aoc.co.uk for assessment. Applications are open now and can be made up until 21 May 2021, the first deadline to receive large TRIP applications is 23 October 2020.
The ETF’s TLPD offer is shaped around the needs of Further Education and Training providers and their workforce, alongside relevant regional, employer and curriculum requirements. Further elements will be launched over the coming months. Please fill out the online Expression of Interest form to receive direct and relevant updates.