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City & Guilds exists to help people, organisations and economies develop their skills for growth. We encourage our centres to aim for excellence, with the ambition of delivering the highest possible standard of teaching and learning. We understand that excellence is achieved through people, and have designed a targeted calendar of highly relevant continuous professional development (CPD) events to support your staff. Our values inspire everything we do, so you know when choosing our CPD training that it has been designed to provide leadership to the sector in dealing with change, and is always delivered with imagination and integrity.

Whether you chose to sign up to one of our scheduled events, or have a workshop delivered in-house to your staff, all attendees receive a record of attendance for their CPD portfolio, and a useful handbook to support their learning. The workshops are led by our experienced facilitators, who are experts with a depth of knowledge of the sector.

City & Guilds has been a pioneer in skills development since 1878, our CPD training builds on this tradition to provide inspirational meaningful support for your growth.


Employer Engagement and Commercialisation

Date

Location – City & Guilds offices

Event Link

13 February 2018

Birmingham

South and City College Birmingham - auditorium, Digbeth Campus, High Street Deritend, Digbeth, B5 5SU

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More information on Employer Engagement and Commercialisation

This one‐day CPD will provide staff working in colleges and training providers practical techniques around working with employers. There are big changes to Apprenticeships and employers will need to be more aware of how they are changing in order to take full advantage of the opportunities. This workshop will provide up to date information on policy and funding to help shape employer engagement strategies within the organisation. 

Available in house for up to 25 delegates £2000

If you would like to keep up to date with all of our CPD workshops you will find a full listing on our eventbrite page. If you would like further information on any of the workshops please contact us by emailing advance@cityandguilds.com.


External Quality Assurance Academy

Date

Location – City & Guilds offices

Event Link

6 March 2018

Cardiff

City & Guilds, Unit 7 Cae Gwyrdd, Greenmeadow, Springs Business Park, Tongwynlais, CF15 7AB

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24 May 2018

London

City & Guilds, 1 Giltspur Street, London, EC1A 9DD

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More information on EQA Academy

This programme will provide knowledge, understanding and practical opportunities to explore what an external quality assurer (EQA) does to monitor a centre approved to deliver qualifications. Delegates will consider the fundamental aspects of the EQA role as well how they maintain good practice in relation to legislative and regulatory requirements. The two-day training event will provide the opportunity to learn, practice and carry out valuable activities which reflect the EQA role.

The day will help you to:

  • Explain the context and principles of external quality assurance
  • List information required to be able to plan for an EQA visit
  • Compare at least 4 different techniques for sampling within a centre
  • Discuss how to maintain and improve quality
  • Manage information effectively
  • Recognise legal and good practice requirements

Benefits:

  • Gain an understanding of the EQA role
  • Enhance your knowledge of quality assurance to review and 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 (AO)
  • If you are already an EQA the programme will refresh and update your knowledge

Aimed at:

This event is for anyone who has knowledge of, or responsibility for carrying out internal quality assurance or who wants to develop their own knowledge and skills, as part of continuing professional development (CPD). This programme provides support for those who would like to understand more about the role, functions and responsibilities of an external quality assurer. It is suitable for anybody who is involved in quality assurance of vocational learning - whatever their role. Participants may not necessarily be interested in becoming an EQA, but would like to know more about the process to improve their own centre’s procedures and performance.

External Quality Assurance CPD two day training - £350 per person

Delegates who attend and participate in the two-day workshop will receive a CPD certificate.

Having attended and participated in the two-day workshop delegates will have the opportunity to complete the Award in Understanding the External Quality Assurance (EQA) of Assessment Processes and Practice through the City & Guilds centre Simply Training. Delegates who wish to complete this qualification should normally hold a relevant Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) qualification. There is an additional cost to complete the Award. If you are interested in this option following your training please contact advance@cityandguilds.com


Improving Internal Quality Assurance Practices

Date

Location – City & Guilds offices

Event Link

20 February 2018

Wakefield

4 Red Hall Court, Paragon Business Village, West Yorkshire, WF1 2UN

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7 March 2018

Warrington

Unit 4, Firecrest Court, Centre Park, Cheshire, WA1 1RG

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More information on Improving 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.

The workshop includes topics such as:

  • Improving learner performance through verbal and written feedback
  • RPL, Recognition of Prior Learning 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

Available in house for up to 25 delegates £2000

We offer Improving IQA Practices as an in-house event. This means you can hold this event on your own premises, on your chosen date for up to 25 delegates. Our expert facilitator will customise your session to the specific needs of your staff, offering a uniquely tailored CPD experience.

If you are interested in running this event in-house please email advance@cityandguilds.com.

Did you know we also run a programme of scheduled CPD events throughout the year in various locations? Full details on these events can be found on our eventbrite page.


Preparing your Apprentice for End-point Assessment

Date

Location – City & Guilds offices

Event Link

5 February 2018

London

5-7 Giltspur Street, EC1A 9DD

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13 February 2018

Newcastle

Newcastle College, Rye Hill Campus, Parsons Building (Room 904), Scotswood Road, NE4 7SA

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More information on Preparing your apprentices for End-point Assessment

As part of our continued support to 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 day of engaging practical activities, aims to provide ideas for further developing your individual and centre practice when working with new apprentices and employers.

The event is aimed at: Assessors/ Trainers, Curriculum Managers, IQAs, Apprenticeship/WBL Managers, Quality Managers and 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.

The workshop delivered over one day will cover the key themes of:

  • Reviewing your current centre practice in respect of the new apprenticeship standards and related delivery
  • Understanding the importance of EPA planning and preparation in the apprenticeship learner journey
  • Understanding the difference and importance of 'holistic', 'formative' and 'summative' assessment strategies with the apprentice and the employer
  • Exploring how apprentices can learn to 'show-case' their knowledge, skills and behaviours in front of a stranger
  • Unpacking good practice in exams, tests/MCQs including marking, grasp of command verbs and providing developmental feedback to the apprentice
  • Exploring 'top tips' for professional discussion, projects and portfolios which form part of the EPA process

Individual prices at our open events: £150 per delegate

We also offer ‘Preparing your Apprentice for End Point Assessment’ as an In-house event. This means you can hold this event on your own premises, on your chosen date for up to 25 delegates. Our expert facilitator will customise your session to the specific needs of your staff, offering a uniquely tailored CPD experience.

Available in-house for up to 25 delegates: £2000

If you are interested in running this event in-house please email advance@cityandguilds.com for an application form, or with any queries you may have.

Did you know that we also run a programme of scheduled CPD events throughout the year in various locations? Full details on these events can be found on our eventbrite page.


Supporting the Apprenticeship Journey

Date

Location – City & Guilds offices

Event Link

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More information on Supporting the Apprenticeship Journey

As part of our continued support to City & Guilds centres, we are running a series of national quality improvement events aimed at all vocational sectors delivering new apprenticeship standards. This 1 day CPD workshop is designed around engaging practical activities. It aims to provide ideas for further developing your individual and centre practice when working with new apprentices and their employers.

Available in house for up to 25 delegates £2000