City & Guilds Advance CPD Training

EQA Academy - 2 day CPD workshop

Preparing your apprentices for End Point Assessment (EPA) – 1 Day CPD workshop

Supporting the Apprenticeship Journey - Enhancing Teaching, Learning and Assessment Practice for the New Apprenticeship Standards (England) – 1 Day CPD workshop

Improving IQA practices – 1 Day CPD workshop

Employer Engagement and Commercialisation ‐ 1 Day CPD workshop


EQA Academy - 2 day CPD workshop

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

Date

Location – City and Guilds offices

Eventbrite link

4 and 5 January 2018

Wakefield

4 Red Hall Court, Paragon Business Village

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

WF1 2UN

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24 May 2018 

London

City & Guilds
1 Giltspur Street
London

EC1A 9DD

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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


Preparing your apprentices for End Point Assessment (EPA) – 1 Day CPD workshop

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

Date

Location – City and Guilds offices

Eventbrite link

10 January 2018

Taunton

Taunton Rugby Club
Hyde Park
Hyde Lane

TA2 8BU

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5 February 2018

London

City & Guilds 
5-7 Giltspur Street
London

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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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 - Enhancing Teaching, Learning and Assessment Practice for the New Apprenticeship Standards (England) – 1 Day CPD workshop

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


Improving IQA practices – 1 Day CPD workshop

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

Date

Location – City and Guilds offices

Eventbrite link

20 February 2018

Wakefield

4 Red Hall Court, Paragon Business Village

Wakefield,

West Yorkshire

WF1 2UN

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7 March 2018

Warrington

Unit 4 Firecrest Court, Centre Park, Warrington,

Cheshire

WA1 1RG

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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.


Employer Engagement and Commercialisation ‐ 1 Day CPD workshop

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 here: http://city‐and‐guilds.eventbrite.co.uk. If you would like further information on any of the workshops please contact us by emailing advance@cityandguilds.com

 

Date

Location – City and Guilds offices

Eventbrite link

13 February 2018

Birmingham

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

B5 5SU

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What our delegates say:

"Expert knowledge of the presenters, that know and work in the industry. The session provided information that is highly beneficial to my organisation."  Rani Russell – Key Training Services

"Relevant and thought provoking with lots of practical ideas for improving the learner experience."  Ben Stockdale – Chichester College

"A really useful day. It provided plenty of tools to take away for improvement."  Jo White – Paragon Skills for Industry

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