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Learning and development has to adapt to policy, funding and economic changes. When you need support to keep on top of this while delivering the highest possible standard of teaching and learning, consider one of our in-house or open training events.

  • Experienced facilitators who are expert in their sector
  • Handbook and materials to refer to after the sessions
  • Programmes can count towards your CPD portfolio
  • Available as private sessions for up to 25 delegates
  • Bespoke sessions available

For more information on any of the workshops, including bespoke courses and in-house training, please email advance@cityandguilds.com.

Although our courses are targeted, we can adapt them to your organisation and needs.

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Teaching and Learning – English – Series of ‘How to’

Session 1 – How to embed English in a vocational setting & how to differentiate your learning and stretch and challenge learners

Session 2 – How to make the most of digital tools in English teaching & how to effectively use blended learning

Session 3 – How to master problem solving in the English class & how to effectively use task based learning

Session 4 – How to create practical resources to support English delivery: Reading toolbox and Writing toolbox

Session 5 – How to read criteria to develop achievable learning aims & how to boost your confidence and develop your English skills

For further information, please contact: advance@cityandguilds.com.


Length of training

One day.


Aim of course

  • A series of CPD events to improve the delivery of English
  • Beneficial for staff working in a variety of vocational settings
  • One-day events comprising of two linked themes/topics that providers tell us they would like support with
  • Practical, hands-on workshops aimed primarily at non-specialist English staff
  • Some events also give valuable CPD for specialist English staff: topics such as digital learning or stretching and challenging learners.

Who this course is for

  • Practitioners responsible for the delivery of maths, English and ESOL including Functional Skills
  • Non-specialist English Tutors
  • Vocational Learning Practitioners who embed maths & English in their teaching
  • Learning Support Staff
  • Curriculum Managers.

 

How to embed English in a vocational setting & how to differentiate your learning and stretch and challenge learners

The first session will cover:

  • Reflecting on the importance of maths and English in vocational learning and helping learners to progress
  • Clarifying the difference between embedding and discrete delivery
  • Identifying opportunities to embed English in a range of vocational courses
  • Examining activities which are transferable to various settings.

The second session will cover:

  • Stretch & challenge learners to meet their full potential
  • Differentiate learning to meet the needs of learners at various levels and abilities
  • Scaffolding learning using a range of techniques
  • Meeting the needs of ESOL learners in mainstream programmes.

24 July 2018 - Colleges Wales, U7 Cae Gwyrdd, Greenmeadow Springs Business Park, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, CF15 7AB

The trainer for this event will be delivering the event in English and not Welsh

 

How to make the most of digital tools in English teaching & how to effectively use blended learning

The first session will cover:

  • Examine how digital technology can enrich teaching and learning
  • Explore popular on-line resource banks, websites and software for teachers
  • Explore how digital learning can aid progress and skills in learning programmes
  • Considered avenues for teacher skills development in digital learning.

The second session will cover:

  • Identify the principles of blended learning
  • Examine how blended learning can aid learner engagement and progression
  • Explore common, free resources that tutors can use to introduce blended learning into their programmes.

 

25 July 2018 - Colleges Wales, U7 Cae Gwyrdd, Greenmeadow Springs Business Park, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, CF15 7AB

The trainer for this event will be delivering the event in English and not Welsh

 

How to master problem solving in the English class & how to effectively use task based learning

The first session will cover:

  • Identify the basic principles of Task-Based Learning (TBL)
  • Examine the benefits of Task-Based Learning
  • Explore applying TBL to create effective tasks.

The second session will cover:

  • Examine how TBL works to develop problem solving skills
  • Identify the skills needed for learners to succeed in Functional Skills
  • Explore how to embed problem solving for skills development and consolidation.

 

How to create practical resources to support English delivery: Reading toolbox and Writing toolbox

The first session will cover:

  • Explore using authentic materials for teaching English in a range of settings
  • Explore how to engage learners across a range of levels and abilities
  • Identify resources that can be differentiated and prepare learners for assessment.

The second session will cover:

  • Identify what makes learners active readers and writers
  • Identify tools and techniques for developing reading and writing skills
  • Examine how to adapt reading and writing tasks for different levels.

16 July 2018 - City & Guilds, 4 Red Hall Court, Paragon Business Estate, Wakefield, WF1 2UN

 

How to read criteria to develop achievable learning aims & how to boost your confidence and develop your English skills

The first session will cover:

  • Explore how to turn criteria into practical and real learning aims
  • Focus on making criteria real in the classroom by creating engaging learning resources
  • Identify tasks and strategies that can be used to meet criteria and learners’ interests.

The second session will cover:

  • Examine how developing personal language skills can boost tutors confidence in delivering or embedding English in courses
  • Identify tools that can develop personal language skills
  • Explore a range of teaching and learning resources that non- specialist staff can find accessible.

 

General events

Best practice in the quality assurance for the new apprenticeship standards (England)

Length of training

One day.


Aim of course

Explore best practice in the quality assurance of the new apprenticeship standards. This workshop will help you:

  • Reflect on and explore delegate's CPD needs in the quality assurance of new apprenticeships standards in England
  • Unpack the principles of good quality assurance in apprenticeships – what are the benchmarks and how do you compare?
  • Clarify Ofsted judgments on teaching, learning and assessment – how effective is your delivery of 20% off-the-job training and how is this being quality assured?
  • Embed maths and English across your apprenticeship delivery – is this being developed with employers?
  • Understand quality assurance – what are the challenges for assessors/trainers and the role of the IQA?
  • Revision planning for apprentices – when, where and how – what support do employers, assessors and trainers need in this process?
  • Appreciate what quality assurance means to employers? How is this explained and how are they involved?
  • Understand how City & Guilds quality assures EPA and EPA roles and responsibilities
  • Consider your next steps for training.

Who this course is for

Anyone delivering the new apprenticeship standards in England and who has a quality assurance role and/or related responsibilities especially: 

  • Vice Principals
  • Directors
  • Quality Managers
  • Apprenticeship Managers
  • IQAs

Assessors/trainers are all welcome to attend.

External quality assurance academy

Length of training

Two days.


Aim of course

Give you the knowledge, understanding and practical opportunities to explore what an external quality assurer (EQA) does to monitor a centre approved to deliver qualifications. You will consider the fundamental aspects of the EQA role as well how they maintain good practice in relation to legislative and regulatory requirements. The workshop will help you to:

  • Understand the EQA role
  • Explain the context and principles of external quality assurance
  • List information required to be able to plan for an EQA visit
  • Compare at least four different techniques for sampling within a centre
  • Discuss how to maintain and improve quality
  • Manage information effectively
  • Recognise legal and good practice requirements
  • Understand how to carry out activites that reflect the EQA role
  • Improve your own organisation’s procedures and performance
  • Develop your knowledge and skills as preparation for becoming an EQA in the future
  • Support and develop your own centre to confirm compliance with awarding organisation
  • If you are already an EQA the programme will refresh and update your knowledge

Who this course is for

Anyone who: 

  • Has knowledge of, or responsibility for, carrying out internal quality assurance
  • Wants to develop their own knowledge and skills
  • Is involved in quality assurance of vocational learning
  • Is interested in becoming an EQA
  • Wants to know more about the process to improve their own centre’s procedures and performance.

24 May 2018 - City & Guilds, 1 Giltspur Street, London, EC1A 9DD

 

30 May 2018 - 144 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 2HG

Employer engagement and commercialisation

Length of training

One day.


Aim of course

This workshop will provide up to date information on policy and funding to help shape employer engagement strategies within the organisation.


Who this course is for

Staff working in colleges and training providers.

 

Improving internal quality assurance practices

Length of training

One day.


Aim of course

The workshop covers:

  • Improving learner performance through verbal and written feedback
  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL) from the assessor perspective
  • Making the most of professional discussion
  • The IQA role within the learner journey
  • A risk management approach to sampling
  • Effective standardisation activities
  • Supporting assessors and improving performance

Who this course is for

Those with some knowledge of Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) practice.

24 May 2018 - Community Learning Centre, Belfast Metropolitan College, 400 Springfield Road, Belfast, BT12 7DU

 

8 June 2018 - City & Guilds, Unit 7 Cae Gwyrdd, Greenmeadow Springs Business Park, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, CF15 7AB

Supporting the apprenticeship journey

Length of training

One day.


Aim of course

To give you ideas on how to develop your programme in the new system with apprentices, training provider and employer.


Who this course is for

Anyone delivering new apprenticeship standards.

 

We’ve been pioneers in skills development since 1878, our CPD training builds on this tradition to provide meaningful support for growing your skills and keep on improving vocational education.