Developing T Level Maths

This is a one day, face-to-face session and is the third step in a four-part programme supporting the embedding of maths in T Level programmes. The session builds on an introductory module which explores effective practice in embedding and an e-learning module, 'Developing embedded maths skills for T Levels.' The session is designed to help practitioners identify GMCs (General Maths Competences), explore the requirements for embedding maths skills and examine their readiness to do so.

Pricing options

Free to T Level providers.


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SET Membership

SET members are entitled to an exclusive 15% discount off this ETF professional development course.

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Who is this for?

The course is designed to appeal to T Level educators; this includes curriculum planners, course leaders, lecturers, trainers, assessors and support staff, who wish to learn about embedding the development of maths skills in their technical area. There is no need for you to hold a specific maths qualification or have extensive experience in this area, however, to get the most out of the session we would advise participants to have completed the online module, 'Developing embedded maths skills for T Levels' and have a sound understanding of the principles of embedding maths, English and digital skills development in vocational/technical courses.

Training aim

This one-day course will help teachers plan T Level courses which equip learners to undertake technical, workplace practices including the maths competences that are embedded. The course will help you to identify the GMCs (General Maths Competences) and reflect on the appropriate maths level needed for their T Level programmes and the challenges facing their learners. You will be encouraged to plan and design some learning resources suitable for their technical area and asked to explore a variety of AfL (Assessment for Learning) strategies. You will also be asked to reflect upon your own development needs and those of your team and to use professional standards as benchmarks in an action plan for development. After a period of implementation and reflection participants will be invited to join an interactive webinar to share what they have learnt.


By the end of the session, you will have the knowledge and confidence to:

  • identify the GMCs (General Maths Competences)
  • consider what would happen if the maths was incorrect
  • identify the concepts, skills and understanding required
  • reflect on what would be an appropriate mathematical level for T Level students
  • plan appropriate activities with students
  • discuss the implications of expectancy value theory and the growth zone model on classroom practice
  • complete a 'back of an envelope' task
  • identify mathematical competences used, degree of accuracy and assumptions
  • identify 'back of an envelope estimates' for students in their vocational area
  • review/learn about memory structures and 'cognitive overload' and consider the implications for teaching practice
  • identify your own/ team development needs around embedded maths in T Levels.


One full day (09:30 - 16:15)

Entry Requirements

Fully subsidised and therefore there is no charge to ESFA-funded providers.

Contact us

If this course is not currently available in your area, and you would like to attend then register your interest. We will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830