Maths and English

Active & engaging approaches to maths (webinar)
Active & engaging approaches to maths (webinar)
This interactive webinar will examine a range of approaches & resources to actively engage learners with maths.
Assessment and tracking in maths and English (introductory webinar)
Assessment and tracking in maths and English (introductory webinar)
The aim of the interactive webinar is to introduce effective practice in assessment and tracking for maths and English.
Building subject leadership in maths & English
Building subject leadership in maths & English
This online course is designed around key themes and feedback from the sector including Ofsted inspection reports. The modules focus on how to improve the use of data to support better progress in maths and English, including making links with the ETF's Maths and English Pipeline. The content and activities are not specific to any organisation and can be applied across the whole FE and skills sector.
Digital approaches for GCSE maths (webinar)
Digital approaches for GCSE maths (webinar)
This interactive webinar will examine a range of apps and digital approaches that can support GCSE maths learning.
Digital approaches for maths and English study skills and assessment (webinar)
Digital approaches for maths and English study skills and assessment (webinar)
This interactive webinar will examine a range of digital approaches that can support maths and English development.
Effective practice in assessment and tracking: an introduction
Effective practice in assessment and tracking: an introduction
This course will introduce you to the ETF's new evidence-based, Effective Practice Guidelines (EPGs) for assessment and tracking in maths and English. It will also explore teaching, learning and assessment approaches that will improve progression and attainment.
Engaging and motivating learners in English
Engaging and motivating learners in English
How do you get your learners inspired about English and eager to learn? Back by popular demand the Education and Training Foundation has commissioned more courses of this innovative training programme that provides teachers with a wide range of practical ideas to increase learner motivation, then supports you whilst you implement these ideas in your teaching.
Engaging and motivating learners in maths
Engaging and motivating learners in maths
How do you get your learners inspired about mathematics and eager to learn? Back by popular demand this innovative training programme provides teachers with a wide range of practical ideas to increase learner motivation, then supports you whilst you implement these ideas in your teaching.
English across the vocational programme: taking a deeper approach
English across the vocational programme: taking a deeper approach
Every vocational teacher or trainer, consciously or unconsciously, teaches aspects of English because English (and, increasingly, digital literacies) are required to carry out almost all vocational tasks. You will build on knowledge and techniques from your introductory Vocational Revitaliser course (or from prior learning and/or experiences of developing embedded English).
English Resilience: developing learners' self-belief and perseverance
English Resilience: developing learners' self-belief and perseverance
English Resilience describes a positive stance towards learning English that enables learners to overcome deep-seated negative attitudes and anxiety about studying the subject. This course identifies practical strategies to engage learners, develop their self-belief, and support them to persevere in English - helping them to become resilient learners.
Functional Skills: discover new materials and approaches to support teaching and learning - maths and English webinar
Functional Skills: discover new materials and approaches to support teaching and learning - maths and English webinar
The aim of the interactive webinar is to introduce the purpose, content and structure of new materials to support revised Functional Skills in maths and English. You will be introduced to some of the key teaching approaches modelled in the materials, and to a range of ideas for lessons that can be adapted for different contexts and models of support. The webinar will also help you make the most of the one day or two CPD programmes which will explore the materials in detail.
GCSE re-sits: develop your practice (Level 5 module) English
GCSE re-sits: develop your practice (Level 5 module) English
This L5 CPD course supports practitioners working with GCSE English learners, especially those who have achieved lower than a grade C/5 at school. You will explore/experience how to engage and motivate learners and undertake assessment to build on your prior learning. You will experience digital approaches and other effective practices for leading GCSE English courses. Past delegates say the course was 'exemplary & inspiring' with 'excellent, highly knowledgeable trainers'.
GCSE re-sits: develop your practice (Level 5 module) maths
GCSE re-sits: develop your practice (Level 5 module) maths
This L5 CPD course supports practitioners working with GCSE maths learners, especially those who have achieved lower than a grade C/ 5 at school. You will explore and experience how to engage and motivate learners and undertake assessment throughout the learner journey to build on prior learning. You will experience digital approaches and other effective practices for leading GCSE maths courses. Past delegates found the course 'inspirational', 'excellent', 'world class'....
Leading teaching and learning for maths and English managers
Leading teaching and learning for maths and English managers
Are you responsible for managing maths and/or English in your organisation?
Looking for innovative ways of working, fresh strategies and support from peers?

Join over 100+ plus managers who have participated in the Education and Training Foundation's innovative three-day CPD programme for Maths & English managers. The programme comprises an intensive 2-day residential, an interim work based project plus day 3.
Lesson observation & learning walks: improving learning in maths & English
Lesson observation & learning walks: improving learning in maths & English
The direct observation of teaching has for too long been associated with performance management alone, when it has a vital role to play in developing and improving it too. This practical one-day course will rigorously dissect what best practice means in English and maths and look in depth at how observations can be used developmentally by managers and colleagues to improve the teaching of maths and English - both when delivered in standalone lessons and when embedded into vocational learning.
Mathematical Resilience: developing learners’ self-belief and perseverance
Mathematical Resilience: developing learners’ self-belief and perseverance
Mathematical Resilience describes a positive stance towards maths that enables learners to overcome deep-seated negative attitudes and anxiety about studying the subject. This course identifies practical strategies to engage learners, develop their self-belief, and support them to persevere in maths - helping them to become mathematically resilient learners.
Maths across the vocational programme: taking a deeper approach
Maths across the vocational programme: taking a deeper approach
Every vocational teacher or trainer, consciously or unconsciously, teaches aspects of maths because maths is required to carry out almost all vocational tasks. You will build on knowledge and techniques from their introductory Vocational Revitaliser course (or from prior learning and/or experiences of developing embedded maths).
Maths and English leaders networking event
Maths and English leaders networking event
This event provides an opportunity for delegates to network, share best practice and discuss a range of current topics and challenges related to English and maths provision. The day combines presentations, delivered by English and maths experts and current Ofsted Inspectors, and hot topic discussions including:
an Ofsted update on maths & English; contextualisation in vocational curriculum; effective strategies for teaching; developing positive attitudes and impact of English marking schemes.
Maths & English resilience (webinar)
Maths & English resilience (webinar)
This interactive webinar will examine negative attitudes & anxiety about learning maths and English, and discuss practical strategies to overcome them in order to develop resilient learners.
Maximise progress at entry level (maths and English)
Maximise progress at entry level (maths and English)
Entry level courses are essential to motivate and provide learners with a firm foundation to study at higher levels in Functional Skills or progress to GCSE. The practical ideas suggested will be suitable for all exam boards and delegates will gain new and creative ideas on choosing options and developing an innovative curriculum to motivate learners in developing literacy skills further.
Meeting learners' needs: effective assessment for learning in English
Meeting learners' needs: effective assessment for learning in English
This two-day blended course supports English teachers to reflect on and make changes to their practice by using effective Assessment for Learning (AfL) approaches. The course links AfL to learner motivation, engagement and achievement and explores subject-specific, AfL approaches, pedagogy and resources. You will design learning tasks that enable learners and teachers to monitor, evaluate and review progress, to build on learners' prior knowledge, and match teaching to learners' needs.
Meeting learners' needs: effective assessment for learning in maths
Meeting learners' needs: effective assessment for learning in maths
This two-day blended course supports maths teachers to reflect on and make changes to their practice, meeting learners' needs by using effective assessment for learning. The course links AfL to learner motivation, engagement and achievement and explores subject-specific, AfL approaches, pedagogy and resources. You will design learning tasks that enable learners and teachers to monitor, evaluate and review progress, building on learners' prior knowledge and match teaching to learners' needs.
Provider support to building subject leadership in maths & English
Provider support to building subject leadership in maths & English
This online course is designed around key themes and feedback from the sector including Ofsted inspection reports and links with the ETF's Maths and English Pipeline. The modules focus on how to improve the use of data to support better progress in maths and English, and the coaching and support provided allows you to embed this learning into your organisation. This course provides six registrations for online modules and a support package of consultancy.
Supporting Functional Skills (English)
Supporting Functional Skills (English)
This course will Introduce you to newly-produced exemplar activities that may be used to develop learners' Functional English abilities. Help you to identify how and why context matters when developing learners' Functional English. Enable you to plan and design differentiated, inclusive Functional English sessions meeting Effective Practice Guidelines for assessment and tracking and help you to support learners to achieve Functional English outcomes.
Supporting Functional Skills (Maths)
Supporting Functional Skills (Maths)
This course will introduce you to newly-produced exemplar activities that may be used to develop learners' Functional Maths abilities. Help you to identify how and why context matters when developing learners' Functional maths. Enable you to plan and design differentiated, inclusive Functional maths sessions meeting Effective Practice Guidelines for assessment and tracking and help you to support learners to achieve Functional maths outcomes
Supporting Functional Skills: two day customised course
Supporting Functional Skills: two day customised course
This two day CPD course is customised to address your organisation's priorities for Functional Skills. Day two will be designed for your Functional Skills team, following a series of diagnostic activities carried out during day one. The course will provide you with the opportunity to reflect on your organisation's Functional Skills offer and identify areas for development. It will help pin-point your teams' strengths.
Supporting learners effectively in English
Supporting learners effectively in English
Developing the English skills of learners remains a key challenge for providers, and learning support staff have a big role to play. This course will develop the confidence, knowledge and skills of those supporting learners to help them understand clearly what learners need to know - and how to support them in developing it. Based on brand-new research, the four modules offer a blended learning approach for maximum impact.
Teaching English at level 2: effective practice for new & developing teachers
Teaching English at level 2: effective practice for new & developing teachers
If you are new to teaching English at level 2 or want to strengthen your understanding of key teaching approaches, this course will provide you with a comprehensive overview. It will help you plan engaging lessons, utilise a range of teaching strategies, assess learning thoroughly and provide effective feedback.
Teaching maths at level 2: effective practice for new & developing teachers
Teaching maths at level 2: effective practice for new & developing teachers
If you are new to teaching maths at level 2 or want to strengthen your understanding of key teaching approaches, this course will provide you with a comprehensive overview. It will help you plan engaging lessons, utilise a range of teaching strategies, assess learning thoroughly and provide effective feedback.
Using coaching strategies to support maths & English
Using coaching strategies to support maths & English
"Coaching is a process which aims to unlock a person's potential to maximise their own performance by helping them to learn rather than teaching them." (Whitmore, 2003). This course focuses on how teachers can develop and incorporate coaching approaches into their repertoire of skills, and use these to help maths & English learners become more independent, resilient and resourceful. It will encourage teachers to think differently about their practice and the learning culture in their classroom
Using digital technology: improving engagement and learning in English
Using digital technology: improving engagement and learning in English
This one day course explores a range of popular e-learning tools and websites for use in English teaching. It aims to give participants an opportunity to widen their perspectives on how teachers can use digital technology to engage and support learners on both Functional English and GCSE English programmes.
Using digital technology: improving engagement and learning in maths
Using digital technology: improving engagement and learning in maths
This course explores popular e-learning tools and websites for use in maths teaching. It will offer you the opportunity to widen your perspective on using digital technology to engage and support learners on Functional Maths and GCSE maths programmes.
Using digital technology: improving engagement and learning in maths and English
Using digital technology: improving engagement and learning in maths and English
This one day course explores a range of popular e-learning tools and websites for use in teaching Functional Maths and English. It aims to give participants an opportunity to widen their perspectives on how teachers can use digital technology to engage and support learners both in the classroom and in the development of blended learning.
Using digital tools to enhance collaborative activities in maths – webinar
Using digital tools to enhance collaborative activities in maths – webinar
This interactive webinar will support participants to develop their understanding of a range of digital tools that can be used to support collaborative maths learning. Teaching and learning maths can be challenging. While working on maths problems, students may suffer from mental fatigue and excessive exhaustion, and struggle to keep pace. Join this webinar to get some insight into how the to use digital tools to support your learners to learn together.
Using ETF resources and support to develop your English and maths delivery (webinar)
Using ETF resources and support to develop your English and maths delivery (webinar)
This interactive webinar will examine a range of CPD and resources available through the Education and Training Foundation to support maths and English delivery. It will also help you plan a programme of support for staff involved in math and English support, teaching and embedding.
Using multimedia with maths and English learners (webinar)
Using multimedia with maths and English learners (webinar)
This interactive webinar will explore a range of multimedia for use with maths and English learners. It aims to give participants an opportunity to widen their perspectives on how teachers can use multimedia to engage and support learners.
Vocational Revitaliser: English - an introduction
Vocational Revitaliser: English - an introduction
English vocational revitalisers are one-day, blended programmes that introduce techniques vocational practitioners can use to develop their learners' confidence and abilities in English. By doing things in a different way, practitioners can help learners improve their English, at the same time as developing vocational skills. Courses are either contextualised to specific areas (such as construction), or open context, for practitioners from a range of contexts.
Vocational Revitaliser: maths - an introduction
Vocational Revitaliser: maths - an introduction
Maths vocational revitalisers are one-day, blended programmes that introduce techniques vocational practitioners can use to develop their learners' confidence and abilities in maths. By doing things in a different way, practitioners can help learners improve their maths, at the same time as developing vocational skills. Courses are either contextualised to specific areas (such as construction), or open context, for practitioners from a range of contexts.
Vocational Revitaliser: practical strategies for supporting maths and English in vocational learning
Vocational Revitaliser: practical strategies for supporting maths and English in vocational learning
Maths and English (joint) vocational revitalisers are one-day, blended programmes that introduce techniques vocational practitioners can use to develop their learners' confidence and abilities in maths and English. By doing things in a different way, practitioners can help learners improve their maths and English, at the same time as developing vocational skills. Courses are either contextualised to specific areas (such as construction), or open context, for practitioners from a range of context
Webinar 1 - Partnering with employers to support maths and English
Webinar 1 - Partnering with employers to support maths and English
The aim of the interactive webinar is to identify strategies that will create a powerful, value-added relationship with employers, encouraging and supporting their active engagement with maths and English support for apprentices, in the workplace or during off-job training.
Webinar 2 - Supporting vulnerable learners in maths and English in apprenticeships
Webinar 2 - Supporting vulnerable learners in maths and English in apprenticeships
The aim of the interactive webinar is to examine ways in which practitioners can teach, support and develop maths and English in a methodically inclusive way to support those who are struggling, or who require additional support at the same time as making sure the whole group makes progress.

Participants will use some self-evaluation tools which they can take away and use in future planning. You will examine the evidence on what works to support learners with SEND - and what doesn't.
Webinar 3 – Developing and supporting learners’ maths and English
Webinar 3 – Developing and supporting learners’ maths and English
This interactive webinar will explore a range of factors which impact on apprentices' success in their maths and English learning. You will examine what steps you can take to support apprentices' success in maths and English.
Webinar 4 – Digital approaches for maths and English
Webinar 4 – Digital approaches for maths and English
This interactive webinar will examine a range of digital approaches that can support apprentices' maths and English development.
Webinar 5 - Designing a supportive curriculum in maths and English for lower attainers
Webinar 5 - Designing a supportive curriculum in maths and English for lower attainers
This interactive webinar will examine a range of practical strategies practitioners can adopt to design a supportive curriculum in maths and English that will encourage lower attainers to persevere and to make good progress. We will examine the evidence about what works and share positive experiences with other practitioners. We will pay attention to the difference between providing a framework for learning and slavishly following exam criteria and past question revision.
Webinar 6 – Spotlight on maths & English CPD and resources to support apprenticeship delivery and gateway
Webinar 6 – Spotlight on maths & English CPD and resources to support apprenticeship delivery and gateway
This interactive webinar will examine a range of CPD and resources available through the Education and Training Foundation to support maths and English within apprenticeship delivery. It will also help you plan a programme of support for staff involved in math and English support, teaching and embedding.
Webinar 7 - Improving Assessment for Learning (maths and English)
Webinar 7 - Improving Assessment for Learning (maths and English)
The aim of the interactive webinar is to introduce effective practice in assessment and tracking apprentices' maths and English.