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CPD training

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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New! How to Teach Maths and English Together

As part of our continued support for the sector, we are running a series of CPD events to improve the delivery of English and maths in a variety of settings.

This day of hands-on activities will look at how to guide practitioners in methods to teach maths and English together. It also provides ideas and strategies to help both native speakers and ESOL leaners with the language of maths

The event is aimed at practitioners responsible for the delivery of maths, English and ESOL including Functional Skills, non-specialist and vocational learning practitioners who embed maths & English in their teaching, Learning Support Staff and Curriculum Managers.

How to Teach Maths and English Together – How to Support Learners with the Language of Maths

Date & Location: 15 May – London

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How to Teach Maths and English Together – How to Support Learners with the Language of Maths

Date & Location: 2 April – London

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How to Teach Maths and English Together – How to Support Learners with the Language of Maths

Date & Location: 10 July – Burntwood

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Best Practice in professional discussions and interviews for EPA

As part of our continued support, we are running a series of national quality improvement events aimed at all vocational sectors delivering new apprenticeship standards and EPA with City & Guilds. A workshop filled with engaging practical and other activities, aims to provide ideas for further developing your individual and centre practice when working with new apprentices in preparing them for their EPA professional discussion or interview.

The workshop is aimed at;

  • Assessors/Trainers
  • Curriculum Managers
  • IQAs
  • Apprenticeship/WBL Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Others who may have a teaching, learning and/or assessment role within the delivery of the new apprenticeship standards.

Employers are also welcome to attend.

Date & Location: 29 November – Wakefield

Speaker: Paul Robottom

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Date & Location: 22 January – Warrington

Speaker: Paul Robottom

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Date & Location: 29 January – London

Speaker: Paul Robottom

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Date & Location: 7 February – Wakefield

Speaker: Paul Robottom

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Date & Location: 11 February – Taunton

Speaker: Paul Robottom

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Date & Location: 5 March – London

Speaker: Paul Robottom

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New! Best practice in the quality assurance for the new Apprenticeship Standards (England)

Date & Location: 19 November – Warrington

Speaker: Paul Robottom

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Date & Location: 26 November – London

Speaker: Paul Robottom

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Date & Location: 29 November – Wakefield

Speaker: Paul Robottom

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New! External Quality Assurance – EQA (2 day workshop)

Date & Location: 17 January –Wakefield

Speaker: Rachel Oner

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Date & Location: 17 February – London

Speaker: Rachel Oner

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Improving Internal Quality Assurers (IQA) Practices

This one day workshop style session is an opportunity to keep ahead of assessment developments following the latest guidelines from Regulators and City & Guilds. This session is designed to be a highly interactive experience for Assessors to reflect, share best practice and collect practical tips and guidance from our expert Facilitator.

The event is aimed at those with some knowledge of Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) practice.

Date & Location: 16 November – Cardiff

Speaker: Suzi Gray

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New! Leadership & Management – Series of 5 Modules

Managing performance

Date & Location: 15 December – Warrington

Speaker: Derrick Jones

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Leading Learning and Organisational Performance

Date & Location: 9 January – Warrington

Speaker: Derrick Jones

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Leadership in an FE context

Date & Location: 30 January – Warrington

Speaker: Derrick Jones

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Project Management

Date & Location: 20 February – Warrington

Speaker: Derrick Jones

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Curriculum drivers

Date & Location: 5 March – Warrington

Speaker: Derrick Jones

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Reflecting on and developing best practice in assessment

This one day workshop style session is an opportunity to update your assessment practice to keep ahead of assessment developments following the latest guidelines from Regulators and City & Guilds or to introduce you to the use of assessment in many situations.

This session is designed to be a highly interactive experience for Assessors to reflect, share best practice and collect practical tips and guidance from our expert Facilitator.

The event is aimed at those who have some knowledge of assessment practice which they wish to update or wish to develop an understanding of the practice. This is also a useful CPD experience.

New! Teaching & Learning English – Series of 5 modules

What is it about?

  • 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
  • Standalone days or attend all in the series
  • 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 is it 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.

Teaching & Learning – How to understand English criteria to develop achievable learning aims

Date & Location: 12 December – London

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Teaching & Learning – How to make the most of digital tools in English teaching

Date & Location: 7 January – Wakefield

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Teaching & Learning – How to understand English criteria to develop achievable learning aims

Date & Location: 5 February – Cardiff

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Part one of a two day event

Teaching & Learning – How to make the most of digital tools in English teaching

Date & Location: 6 February – Cardiff

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Part two of a two day event

Teaching & Learning – How to master problem solving in the English class/How to effectively use task based learning

Date & Location: 11 February – Wakefield

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Teaching & Learning – How to read criteria to develop achievable learning aims/How to boost your confidence and develop your English skills

Date & Location: 11 March – Wakefield

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Teaching & Learning – How to understand English criteria to develop achievable learning aims

Date & Location: 2 April – London

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Part one of a two day event

Teaching & Learning – How to make the most of digital tools in English teaching

Date & Location: 3 April – London

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Part two of a two day event

 

Speakers

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Derrick Jones

Independent management consultant (Delivers Leadership & Management)

Derrick is currently an independent management consultant. He has 17 years consultancy experience having developed and led the education advisory teams for KPMG LLP and Deloitte Management Consulting.

Prior to entering consultancy, Derrick had 15 years’ experience in education with his last post being as a Vice Principal of a large College in the North West of England where he was responsible for the areas of Finance, Personnel, Estates, MIS, Central Admissions, Marketing, and Catering. He was Clerk to the Board for 14 years, and also taught in the Faculty of Business and Management at Level 2 to Level 6.

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Lois Acaster

External Quality Assessor

Lois has EQA'd for City and Guilds for over 30 years, initially alongside a full time permanent job delivering teacher education in further and higher education and latterly whilst working as a consultant for the Education and Training Foundation and other educational institutions. Lois is well known as a teacher educator across the UK mainly because of her role as lead presenter for a number of initiatives such as the introduction of new teaching qualifications and the QCF, and was contracted by LSIS in 2013 to write the 'new' post compulsory teacher education qualifications which became the City and Guilds 6502 suite.

Lois currently EQA's teaching and assessing qualifications in the Middle East and Far East and in the north of the UK. On behalf of the ETF, Lois has worked on the English and maths pipelines, and is now currently involved as Programme Assessor for their OTLA project.

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Paul Robottom

Technical Advisor for Health & Social Care

Paul has worked in training and development in the FE and HE sectors for 20 years.  A seven year period as a Senior Manager in an FE College, included management of work based apprenticeships in Health and Social Care, Business & Administration/Customer Service and Product Manufacturing. An early career in the Probation/Prison Service supported the development in his health and care knowledge and practice and his teaching/training skills, which have been well utilised across the City & Guilds group  working with a range of customers including adult care and health vocational sectors.

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Rachel Oner

Freelance consultant, trainer and EQA (Delivers Teaching English series of 5)

I have been working in education and training since 1991 in teaching and management roles. I have worked in various settings including Offender Learning, Work-based Learning, Adult Education and for private training providers.

My skills, qualifications and experience include:

  • Consultancy and training
  • ESOL and English programme delivery with specialisms in embedding and contextualising
  • ESOL and English Subject Specialist Qualified
  • Language Learning (MFL)
  • Staff Development Programmes
  • Internal & External Quality Assurance
  • Employer ESOL focussed projects and resource development
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Suzi Gray

Technical Advisor for Health & Social Care (Delivers IQA Practices)

Originally from an Early Years and Play work background, I have 30yrs occupational experience at Executive Level in Health and Social Care, Childhood and Youth Programmes and Early Years in the public, private and the voluntary and community sectors across Wales, Northern Ireland, England and Internationally. During this time I have also been involved in the development, delivery and quality assurance of work based learning and vocational technical qualifications.