Published date: 19 May 2021

This notice was replaced on 10 June 2021

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Opportunity (published 10 June 2021)

Closed early engagement

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West

Procurement reference


Published date

19 May 2021

Closing date

21 June 2021

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T Levels are at the heart of the drive to improve Technical Education. Every 16-19 year old student undertaking a T Level will be entitled to a high quality industry placement. While many employers understand apprenticeships and work experience, they are less certain about T Level Industry placements - what they entail, and how to work with students and providers to structure an appropriate placement. We need to ensure that employers are well informed and well-disposed to offer placements in the uncertain period as we emerge from the covid19 pandemic building on previous employer support package work in this area.
This procurement competition will put in place a new programme of support building on the success of the previous model and will involve:
- raising awareness of T levels and industry placement among employers, including targeting specific routes that are proving particularly problematic.
- providing the department with intelligence on employer behaviour and employment patterns
- updating existing guidance including with new materials where appropriate and identifying any new guidance that might be needed.
- delivering online webinars which can be recorded and accessed at any time;
- providing a dedicated response team

More information

Additional text

The market engagement event will be held on 2nd June 2021 at 13:00 and can be accessed using the following link:

About the buyer


Sanctuary Buildings, 20, Great Smith Street