Attendance and Motivation: English (Code: C0867)

Drawing on lessons learnt from lockdown, this course will focus on how to engage and motivate learners to attend and remain on English courses and will include supporting learners remotely and issues surrounding resilience and self-efficacy. The course will support practitioners to use innovative approaches to engage learners in reading and writing, drawing on recent practitioner research findings (from OTLA 6).

Pricing options

There are two pricing options.

1. Individual fees

• SET member: £85

• Non-SET member: £100

2. In-house.

Get the maximum value from your CPD budget and run an in-house course at a date and time to suit. In-house course: £500

To book an in-house course please follow this link:


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Free Places

A limited number of free places are offered on this course. Please see the 'Upcoming' section above for current availability. Free places are offered to ensure greater diversity on our courses, so to qualify you must either:

  • Work in an organisation in one of the 12 opportunity areas (Blackpool, Bradford, Derby, Doncaster, Fenland and East Cambridgeshire, Hastings, Ipswich, Norwich, Oldham, Scarborough, Stoke, West Somerset)
  • Work in an organisation with an annual turnover of less than £500,000
  • Consider yourself to have a disability
  • Come from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background

You must also agree to be contacted by our evaluation team.

To book a free place find a course that has free places remaining and book a single place. At the payments stage of the booking you will be asked to tell us which of the three criteria you meet. Once selected, click on the 'recalculate' button to reduce the cost of the booking to zero and complete the booking.

If, for whatever reason, you are unable to attend, please advise us at least one week before the course takes place. This will allow us to offer the free place to someone else who works in the FE sector, so they can take advantage of this offer.

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.

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Who is this for?

This course is suitable for GCSE and Functional Skills English teachers in Further Education and Training settings.

Training aim

Drawing on lessons learnt from lockdown, this course will:

  • explore how to support learners to feel more confident about their abilities in English
  • investigate how to match teaching to the needs of learners and how resilience and problem-solving strategies can support teaching practices and encourage learners to engage
  • outline the principles behind the AfL effective practice guidelines


You will have the knowledge and confidence to:

  • understand how learners feel about English and how this should impact on learning design
  • plan authentic activities that engage and motivate learners and develop their resilience
  • support learners to monitor and evaluate their own learning (in line with AfL effective practice guidelines)


This is a blended learning course, which consists of two 2-hour live sessions with self-led learning between them. The live sessions will be held at least one week apart, giving you a week to complete the mid-course tasks.

Entry Requirements

GCSE and Functional Skills English teachers in Further Education and Training settings.

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