Supporting Functional Skills (English)
Maths and English
There are three pricing options:
SET members are entitled to an exclusive 15% discount off this ETF professional development course.
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Venue: Barking and Dagenham College
Who is this course for?
This course is primarily aimed at subject specialist teachers of Functional English but it may also be of interest to other practitioners working in the further education and skills sector who will be supporting the development of learners' Functional Skills, such as learning support assistants. We recommend that vocational teachers, trainers and assessors take part in the 'Vocational Revitalisers' (English) or 'Developing Vocational English' courses, for guidance on supporting learners to develop their English abilities in vocational contexts.
The aim of the one-day course is to introduce you to newly-produced exemplar activities. The course will help you to understand how you can adapt and use the activities to develop learners' Functional English abilities and support learners to achieve Functional English outcomes.
You will have the knowledge and confidence to:
- identify how and why context matters when developing learners' Functional English
- plan differentiated, inclusive Functional English sessions, which build on learners' lives and literacy/ language practices
- design Functional English sessions that meet Effective Practice Guidelines for assessment and tracking
- support learners to achieve Functional English outcomes.
Length of the course
You should be teaching or supporting Functional English skills development.