Calling all practitioners

NCFE is in the process of developing two new T Level technical qualifications in media, broadcast and production, and craft and design. We’re now looking to engage with individuals with experience in these industries who are interested in helping us shape the future of technical education within the Creative and Design sector. Your input will be vital in ensuring that these technical qualifications reflect the needs of your sector in the future, nurturing and developing the next generation of talent and setting young people on a route to success. If you have experience, expertise and subject knowledge in any of the following areas, and are not already working with us, we’d love to hear from you.

 Sector pathway

 Specialist occupations 

Outline Content

 Media broadcast and production

 Creative media

 Digital imaging technician
 Sound technician
 Photography technician
 Managing media assets

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 Events and venues

 Locations manager
 Production coordinator
 Production manager
 Set director

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 Content creation and production

 Development producer
 Digital imaging technician
 Photography technician

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 Craft and design

 Craft and design

Jewellery maker
Ceramics maker
Textiles and fashion maker
Furniture maker Link here

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We understand how busy you are, which is why your involvement can be flexible to suit your availability – this can be provided remotely and at a time that suits you. . You can read more about the roles practitioners are involved in here.


There are two ways in which you can support the development of these qualifications:



Technical Education Advisory Board

  • Practitioners are individual experts in their field, who can provide insight and knowledge during the development phase of the qualification
  • Practitioners should have hands-on experience in the subject area
  • Practitioners are involved in writing, reviewing and scrutineering qualifications and assessment materials as they are being developed
  • In most instances, practitioners (or their employers if this work is carried out during regular working hours) can be remunerated for their time
  • Find out more about the different practitioner roles here.
  • Our Technical Education Advisory Board (TEAB) is a consultative forum for organisations who have a significant stake in the outcome of the qualification
  • TEAB members represent their organisation in providing feedback, guidance and insight on the industry and the delivery of qualifications
  • TEAB members, alongside their colleagues, provide scrutiny of the qualifications at key milestones, reviewing materials in a draft format and giving constructive feedback
  • For many provider centres, this is an excellent opportunity to gain an insight into a qualification they intend to deliver in the future
  • Due to the nature of this work, TEAB members support on a voluntary basis.



If you would like to help shape the future Creative and Design workforce simply complete the below expression of interest form. Once we’ve received it, a member of our team will be back in touch to outline how you can get involved.

Practitioner - Expression of Interest Form 

We would also greatly appreciate your support in reaching other colleagues and fellow subject matter experts in your network who could also support this important work. Please forward this information on to any of your contacts who you think might be interested in getting involved. You can also help by sharing our promotion of this opportunity that has been shared on our social media channels.