Published date: 22 March 2023

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 31 March 2024

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

22 March 2023

Closing date

31 March 2024

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T Level Professional Development - Future Delivery Options (TLPD)

Early Supplier Engagement Notice (ESE)

To note: This ESE does not signify the commencement of any competitive process and does not constitute any commitment by the Department for Education (DfE). If DfE decides to commence any competitive process(es) as contemplated by this notice, a separate notice(s) will be published at the relevant time.

Purpose of this notice

The purpose of this ESE is to inform the market that DfE is considering its options for the continued provision of professional development support to Further Education (FE) providers who deliver T Level courses.

DfE is committed to the strategic aim of the T Level programme which offers students practical and knowledge-based learning at a school or college and on-the-job experience through an industry placement. To facilitate the roll out and delivery of T Level courses, DfE has funded a professional development programme (TLPD) which has prepared and improved the capability of providers and their teachers, leaders and staff to deliver T Level courses to students. The TLPD programme mainly provides support for new T Level providers but it also provides ongoing support for providers already delivering T Level courses.

The current TLPD programme for FE providers is delivered under contract until June 2024. DfE currently consider there will be a continuing need for a TLPD programme after this date to support the delivery of newly introduced T Levels and support current providers delivering additional T Level courses. It is anticipated that the current TLPD delivery requirements will continue for a minimum period of two years, before moving to a more self-sustaining system of professional development in the longer term.

How to engage
Initially DfE is asking interested organisations to complete a questionnaire to help develop an understanding of interest in delivering TLPD and delivery considerations. Please respond to the survey by 07 April 2023 (the survey will remain open after that date for more responses). Initial analysis of the responses to the questionnaire may lead further engagement via a webinar and/or short 1-2-1 discussions in the future.

To participate in this opportunity and respond to the questionnaire please register for an account and view the "current opportunities" page at Jaggaer and search for: "Project_7403 T Level Professional Development - Future Delivery Options. All communications with DfE at this stage will be held via Jaggaer.

Once you have located Project_7403 please confirm your interest by selecting "Express Interest" to receive full access to the opportunity. All relevant documentation will be made available in the Data Room, accessed via the "Buyer Attachments" section, under "ITT Details."

About the buyer

Contact name

Angela Lathan


Sanctuary Buildings, 20 Great Smith St