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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.

 Best for employers

 Best for colleges and training providers

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.


2 October – Warrington



8 October –Taunton



17 October –London



29 November – Wakefield



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

19 October – Wakefield



19 November – Warrington



26 November – London



5 december – Taunton



External Quality Assurance – EQA (2 day workshop)

30 October – Warrington



7 November – Glasgow



17 January –Wakefield



7 February – London



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.


5 October – Glasgow



16 November – Cardiff



New! Leadership & Management – Series of 5 Modules

Finance & Curriculum Drivers

14 November – Warrington



Managing performance

5 December – Warrington



Leading Learning and Organisational Performance

9 January – Warrington



Leadership in an FE context

30 January – Warrington



Project Management

20 February – Warrington



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.


4 October – Glasgow



New! Teaching & Learning English – Series of 5 modules

  • 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 English in a vocational setting

7 September – London



Teaching & Learning – Digital tools in English teaching

8 October – London



Teaching & Learning English – Master problem solving/How to effectively use task based learning

22 October – London



Teaching & Learning English – Reading & Writing toolboxes

9 November – London



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

12 December – London



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

7 January – Wakefield



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

11 February – Wakefield



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

11 March – Wakefield