Vocational English (Code: C1184)

This interactive course will support technical and vocational tutors, trainers and assessors to identify naturally occurring opportunities to develop learners' English skills which are needed for them to successfully complete their study programme, apprenticeship or vocational or technical course. A range of resources and best practice approaches will be discussed.

Pricing options

The course price is £50 per individual

For those employed at a non-SFA funded organisation, the price will be £75

SET members get 15% discount

In-house price per organisation

  • £880 for up to 16 participants
  • £1700 for 17 to 32 participants


Date: 19/08/2021
Price: from £50.00
1 Free place available
Date: 25/08/2021
Price: from £50.00
3 Free places available
Booking Close Date: 24/08/2021
Session 1
Date: 25/08/2021 13:00 - 15:00
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No suitable dates or locations? Please register your interest and we will let you know about new events as they are announced.

Free Places

A limited number of free places are offered on this course. Please see the 'Upcoming' section above for current availability. Free places are offered to ensure greater diversity on our courses, so to qualify you must either:

  • Work in an organisation in one of the 12 opportunity areas (Blackpool, Bradford, Derby, Doncaster, Fenland and East Cambridgeshire, Hastings, Ipswich, Norwich, Oldham, Scarborough, Stoke, West Somerset)
  • Work in an organisation with an annual turnover of less than £500,000
  • Consider yourself to have a disability
  • Come from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background

You must also agree to be contacted by our evaluation team.

To book a free place find a course that has free places remaining and book a single place. At the payments stage of the booking you will be asked to tell us which of the three criteria you meet. Once selected, click on the 'recalculate' button to reduce the cost of the booking to zero and complete the booking.

If, for whatever reason, you are unable to attend, please advise us at least one week before the course takes place. This will allow us to offer the free place to someone else who works in the FE sector, so they can take advantage of this offer.

SET Membership

SET members are entitled to an exclusive 15% discount off this ETF professional development course.

Find out more about SET membership on the Society for Education and Training (SET) website.

Who is this for?

This course is primarily for vocational tutors and assessors. It will also be of interest to staff who want to know more about how vocational trainers and assessors can approach the development of English skills to maximise learning opportunities on their programmes. This could include apprenticeship managers, English and Maths managers, and employees involved in curriculum development and/or quality.

Training aim

To provide participants with a range of strategies, and activities to support vocational and technical learners to develop their understanding and confidence of using English.


By the end of the session you will have:

  • explored and shared strategies for engaging learners in the development of their English skills.
  • identified naturally occurring English learning opportunities and explored how to maximise these.
  • explored how to plan and develop holistic English learning activities in authentic workplace practice.
  • developed practical strategies for developing workplace vocabulary, reading and writing skills.
  • identified and shared strategies for motivating learners.


Two hours.

Contact us

If this course is not currently available at a suitable date/location, please register your interest and we will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830
E: bookingsupport@etfoundation.co.uk