Supporting learners effectively in English

Maths and English

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 learners need to know - and how to support them in developing it. Based on brand-new research, the four modules offer a blended learning approach for maximum impact.

Pricing options

Delegates can book individual places at £150 (or £127.50 for SET members). This represents a 25% discount on booking the modules individually.

As a provider you can host the course yourself with as few as 8 delegates for £825, or £1185 if you wish to include just your own staff.

To enquire about having this 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:

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 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 course is comprised of four modules, designed to help support learners with their:

  • grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • reading and speaking
  • writing

And to help support assistants build effective partnerships with their teacher.

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. 


This course will enable you to:

  • Identify the key skills of the English curriculum
  • Explore methods for assessing learner progress and provide effective feedback through coaching
  • Help learners develop independent mastery of essential concepts

Length of the course

This course comprises 4 four-hour modules with additional online support:

  • grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • reading and speaking
  • writing
  • working with your teacher

Entry Requirements

Participants 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