Marking, assessing and feeding forward in English (Code: C1281)

This course offers an introduction to the principles of marking and assessment for both Functional Skills and GCSE English. The importance of effective marking and ways of feeding forward will be discussed and plenty of opportunities to share ideas will be given. We will then move onto setting accurate and realistic targets for your learners that present sufficient challenge for them with actionable feedback that should help fuel progress. Actionable feedback will also be considered in terms of how we can help learners to develop their metacognitive skills and mindset for learning English.


No suitable dates or locations? Please register your interest and we will let you know about new events as they are announced.

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Who is this for?

Teachers of Functional Skills and GCSE English in the post-16 sector and learning support assistants who support learners working towards these qualifications.

Training aim

To introduce participants to the guiding principles of setting clear, actionable targets based on assessed work.


On this course, you will:

  • look at accurately marking learners' English work and providing individualised, actionable targets.
  • explore and discuss strategies for providing actionable feedback to learners
  • consider how to encourage learners to action feedback and take ownership of their own skill development

By the end of the course, you will understand how to create clear, actionable targets that are aligned to learners' needs and be able to create rigorous processes to feedback (and forward) to 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