Assessment for learning: develop your practice in English

Maths and English Pipeline

These two-day blended courses support 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.

Pricing options

There are 3 pricing options: 

1. Individual fees

SET member: £148.75

Non-SET member:  £175

2. Hosting

Hosting is great value and allows you to train 10 delegates for the single price of £1,100. We will support you to fill the extra places but this is a great opportunity to work collaboratively with providers in your locality.

N.B We would need a minimum of 12 bookings to run this course.

3. In-house

Do you want to get the maximum value from your CPD budget? Why not run an in-house course at a time and venue to suit? 

  • In-house course for up to 16 staff: £1,580
  • In-house courses for up to 32 staff: £3,100

To enquire about hosting or running an in-house course please complete this form or call the delivery partner ccConsultancy on 0116 233 0877 and ask to speak to Jo Byrne or e-mail

Who is this course for?

For teachers who:

  • teach GCSE English language in post-16 settings
  • teach Functional Skills English
  • support learner's literacy development. 

Training aim

To prepare teachers to be better equipped and more confident to support their learners' English development through AfL approaches in the context of vocational training/ work.

Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in Education and Training


You will be able to:

  • explore the cognitive and affective domains of an AfL framework and apply it to your practice
  • design learning tasks which enable learners and teachers to monitor, evaluate and review progress, to build on learners' prior knowledge, and match teaching to the needs of each learner
  • critically review and implement AfL principles and strategies including clarifying and understanding learning outcomes and success criteria, promoting learner talk, effective questioning, providing formative feedback, self/ peer assessment and the development of judgement.
All of the above will be undertaken through experiential English tasks which include the exploration of hybrid genres, text analysis and teaching inference.  

Length of the course

The two days training spread over four-six weeks will allow you to put into practice formative assessment with a group of your learners.  

Entry Requirements

Delegates should be practising English teachers.

Contact us

If this course is not currently available in your area, and you would like to attend then register your interest. We will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830