8 July 2022
The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) is promoting exciting plans for a brand-new marketing T Level through a special event.
The purpose is to start market engagement with awarding organisations that could potentially bid for the contract, which will require development of employer-defined skills training requirements into a new qualification to be taught in classrooms.
The virtual event will be taking place via Microsoft Teams, on 12 July 2022, and will be open to awarding organisations that express interest.
Information on the upcoming procurement process and further details on plans for the new T Level in marketing will be shared with those who attend.
This will allow potential suppliers to begin the planning process early and get involved with this exciting opportunity.
The virtual event will also include presentations from keynote speakers and offer one-to-one sessions for anyone interested in meeting directly with the procurement team. Alongside this, a workshop will be hosted on how to bid for public contracts on 4 August.
Chris Morgan, deputy director at IfATE for commercial delivery, said: “T Levels are a fantastic way of preparing young people for the world of work and harnessing the skills needed by employers. It’s brilliant news that the programme is now being extended to the vital marketing sector and we would welcome as many awarding organisations as possible to attend this event.”
T Levels are level 3 technical qualifications (A Level equivalent) that are different to other classroom-based skill training programmes for 16- to 19-year-olds because they are employer-led and involve extensive work placements.
This provides an extra level of guarantee that what is being learned matches industry skills gaps and students develop the broad variety of skills needed for successful careers.
Any Awarding Organisation interested in attending this event should register their interest via our e-sourcing portal https://procontract.due-north.com/Register
You can also email IFA.TLEVELPROCUREMENT@education.gov.uk with any further enquiries.
Notes to editors:
- The first three T Levels in design, surveying and planning for construction; digital production, design and development; and education & childcare were introduced in 2020.
- A further seven became available from September 2021 in subjects such as health, digital support services and onsite construction - and 13 subjects including engineering and manufacturing, finance, creative & design and legal will be introduced from 2022 and 2023.
- The government announced plans last month to introduce a new marketing T Level from 2025, which will give learners the chance to build skills in a growing sector.
- T Levels are every bit as rigorous as A levels. They will be awarded UCAS tariff points in line with 3 A Levels, where a distinction at T Level will receive the same number of points as 3 As at A Level.