Vocational Revitaliser (VR) Plus: Developing your practice in English

Maths and English Pipeline

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 VR course (or from prior learning and/or experiences of developing embedded English).

Pricing options

There are four pricing options:  

1. Subsidised SET places
Limited subsidised places are available to SET members for an administration fee of £20. To book, please call 0800 0 831 830 and quote 'SET places' and your membership number
2. Individual fees
SET member (for non-subsidised places): £85 https://set.et-foundation.co.uk
Non-SET member: £100
3. Hosting
Providers with 6-10 delegates: £600. We will support you to fill the extra places but this is a great opportunity to work collaboratively with providers in your locality.
4. 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: £880
In-house courses for up to 32 staff: £1,700
In-house courses for up to 48 staff: £2,400
To enquire about hosting please complete this form or call the delivery partner ccConsultancy on 0116 233 0877 and ask to speak to Jo Byrne or e-mail jo.byrne2@gmail.com.

Who is this course for?

Practitioners working in the further education and skills sector i.e.

  • vocational lecturers
  • workplace trainers
  • assessors
  • learning support assistants.

Training aim

Building on prior experience or the introductory 'Vocational Revitaliser' course, to enable vocational teachers, trainers and assessors to support their learners' English development within vocational learning programmes.

Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in Education and Training


You will have the knowledge and confidence to:

  • motivate learners by helping them to value English development and believe in their potential to achieve English qualifications where required
  • plan sequences of learning where English is developed alongside vocational competencies
  • support vocational learners' English progression by adopting assessment for (as) learning approaches
  • work collaboratively with English specialists (or access specialist resources/ support) to ensure learners experience coherent English development across programmes
  • engage in their own English development, and apply learning to their practice.

Length of the course

One full day, face-to-face with a pre- and post-session task.

Entry Requirements

You should be a vocational practitioner, with experience of teaching, assessing or supporting English in the FE and skills sector.

This course is a progression from the one/half day English 'Vocational revitaliser: an introduction'. We expect you to have completed the introductory course or be experienced in supporting English in your vocational area.

If you haven't completed the introductory course complete this short task to self-assess against the learning objectives from the 'Vocational revitaliser: an introduction'. This will help you to assess your readiness for the VR+ or signpost you to an introductory course. 

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
E: bookingsupport@etfoundation.co.uk