The Department for Education and SDN are currently planning what support is put in place for employers over the coming months to help understand, prepare for, and host industry placements.
Industry placements are a fundamental part of the government’s reforms to technical education (T Levels). It gives students a period of structured time in the workplace (315 hours / 45 days), developing real skills and making a meaningful contribution to the organisation.
A quick survey has been designed to capture views and insights from employers, to plan the right support at the right time in 2022 and beyond. It is crucial that this support responds to your challenges and support needs as we emerge from the pandemic, and as T Levels are rolled out.
We’d really appreciate your input into this, it should take no more than five minutes to complete: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LGYTCF8
George Swann, FIS Skills and Training Lead said:
T-Levels are new courses which follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A levels. These 2-year courses, which launched September 2020, are for 16 to 19 year olds and have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work, further training or study. T-Levels offer sixth form students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 45 days. This survey is looking to identify the support employer will need to host a T-Level student, things like, training and/or support for coaching and mentoring, financial support, health and safety information and/or legal responsibilities.