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Latest policy issues in technical qualifications and apprenticeships

This workshop will provide an update on current policy issues in technical qualifications and apprenticeships as they relate to secondary schools including:

  • The government’s development of T levels

  • The apprenticeship levy and the apprenticeship target and their impact on, including a focus on the teaching apprenticeship

  • The role of the new  Institute of Apprenticeships

  • Discussion on the future direction and issues to overcome including:

    • status of technical qualifications
    • system capacity
    • qualification regulation
    • system coherence (i.e. how does this fit with current curriculum, and qualifications?)


Workshop Outcomes

The workshop will provide a good overview for school leaders of the recent government policy developments in relation to technical qualifications and apprenticeships.

Who is it for?

Secondary school and sixth form college leaders

Workshop Leader Profiles

Valentine Mulholland is NAHT’s Head of Policy, heading up a team of policy and research professionals that work with NAHT’s national executive and annual conference to develop and deliver NAHT’s policy positions on both education and professional issues.  She works closely with the DfE and other key stakeholders to take forward our policy objectives.