Supporting learners effectively in English: grammar, punctuation and spelling

Maths and English Pipeline

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 grammar, punctuation and spelling learners need to know - and how to support them in developing it. Based on brand-new research, it offers a blended learning approach with three other modules available.

Pricing options

Delegates can book individual places at £50 per module (or £42.50 for SET members).  Book a place on the complete course with all four English modules and get the 4th module free.

As a provider you can host a module yourself with as few as 8 delegates for £300, or £440 if you wish to include just your own staff.

To enquire about having this module, or the whole course, delivered at your organisation please complete this form or call the delivery partner Creative Education on 020 8253 8238.

There are bursaries available for this course. To find out more information here:

Who is this course for?

This course will be suitable for a range of staff that support learners to develop English skills, including learning support assistants, workplace assessors, progress tutors, union learning reps, and learning resource centre staff.

Training aim

This module aims to help you identify when learners need additional help with their grammar, punctuation and spelling and provide effective support that develops their skills. You can book it on its own or as part of the wider course Supporting learners effectively in English.


This course will enable you to:

  • identify how grammar, punctuation and spelling fit into the English curriculum
  • explore methods for assessing learner progress and provide effective feedback through coaching
  • help learners develop independent mastery of grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Length of the course

This module can be delivered on a standalone basis over 4 hours, or combined with other modules in the Supporting learners effectively in English course and delivered over a number of sessions. 

Entry Requirements

You will need to take a module on Foundation Online Learning covering this area prior to the start of the 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