Developing Advanced Practitioners
SET member: £212.50
Non-SET member: £250 (for individuals working in the further education and training sector and who are employed by an ESFA-funded organisation).
Unsubsidised fee: £375 (not employed by an ESFA-funded organisation)
N.B The fee is inclusive of all residential costs. If you do not require overnight accommodation at the residential please inform the delivery partner.
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?
Practitioners working in advanced practitioner-type roles across the education and training sector. Advanced practitioners (APs) often work in a peer-to-peer support structure providing guidance on improving teaching, learning and assessment (TLA). They may also be known as a:
- Teaching and Learning Coach
- Advanced Coach
- Teaching Skills Coach
- Quality Practitioner, etc.
but 'typically help staff to trial new TLA strategies, share good practice and support wider development such as staff inductions and strategic planning*'.
Practitioners who complete this programme may also want undertake Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) to continue their development.
*Tyler et al, Institute for Employment Studies (2017), Understanding the role of Advanced Practitioners, Education and Training Foundation
The three day CPD programme is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours of advanced practitioners in three areas:
- Delivering effective and powerful CPD that results in improved outcomes for learners;
- Identifying and harnessing outstanding teaching, learning and assessment;
- Driving and leading quality improvements across teams, departments, organisations and localities.
As an advanced practitioner you will have strengths in some or all these areas but may have identified specific aspects you want to develop further. If so this programme is for you.
You will have the knowledge and confidence to:
- work collaboratively to establish the main principles, values and objectives of the AP role
- explore a range of evidence-based practice to support your development as an effective and impactful AP
- identify the essential skills for the role, highlighting actions you will take to extend and develop your skill-set
- collaborate in identifying the key drivers for outstanding teaching, learning and assessment and consider how to harness them
- practice coaching & mentoring individuals and teams, using a variety of coaching models.
- establish routes to quality improvement through effective collaboration and negotiation
- explore and develop effective CPD models
- develop a problem-solving approach through case study analysis
- explore how to ensure and assess the impact of your actions
- plan a range of collaborative quality improvement projects; monitor and assess your own development and identify future actions.
Length of the course
- Three days (two-day residential in June 2018, with Day 3 in November 2018).
You will be expected to plan and begin to deliver a collaborative quality improvement project between the residential and Day 3. You will be helped with this process by a designated project mentor and by your engagement with like minded peers via an action learning set.
The collaborative quality improvement project will enable you to:
- apply learning, research and ideas from the residential into practice;
- problem solve by 'testing' small scale curriculum solutions in real time;
- practise coaching, listening and questioning techniques by providing peer-to-peer support in teaching, learning and assessment;
- interact with key stakeholders driving purposeful change.
You will also receive a comprehensive AP Toolkit to facilitate effective CPD, teaching, learning and assessment and quality improvements in your AP role.
You must be a practitioner working in an advanced practitioner-type role within the education and training sector. You will be working in a peer-to-peer support structure providing guidance on improving quality in teaching, learning and assessment (TLA).
You will be required to undertake pre-course reading as well as work in an action learning set with peers, undertake a small-scale collaborative quality improvement project and access mentor support.
You must have full support from your line manager and ideally a member of your senior management team.
Before booking please read this guidance to ensure you fulfil programme requirements.