October 3rd – Birmingham – BVSC Enterprises, Digbeth and October 16th – London – Church House, Westminster
The CDI is working with the DfE to present two, free, half-day sessions focusing on T Levels and the new occupational maps in Manchester and London. Please sign-up now as places are limited to 50 at each event.
09:30 – Registration and refreshments
10:00 – Welcome, opening remarks and introductions from Chair (Jan Ellis, CDI)
10:10 – Introduction to T Levels and the technical education reforms (Sue Clarke, DfE)
10:40 – Question and answer session – An opportunity for attendees to ask any immediate questions following Sue’s presentation
11:10 – Occupational maps for Technical Education Routes (Natasha Watkinson, Gatsby)
Natasha will introduce the background and development of the occupational maps, highlighting how they present a clear line of sight to employment by describing our technical labour market. Attendees will then have the chance to look at the maps on their tables and ask any questions.
11:30 – Refreshment break
11.50 – How Gatsby are working with local areas to prepare for T Levels (Gatsby)
Natasha will describe Gatsby’s ‘routes ready’ work in local areas which aims to make the most of the opportunities the reforms offer to shape the technical pathways that learners and employers need, and to ensure that staff and institutions are well prepared for the move to T Levels. Includes videos from some of the 2020 providers outlining their progress.
12:10 – Question and answer session, and discussion around opportunities, concerns and what careers advisers will need to help them provide advice to young people on T Levels
A further opportunity for attendees to ask questions and a post-it note exercise to jot down any concerns and opportunities.
12:30 – Feedback
12:50 – Closing remarks
13:00 – Lunch and networking