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Money maths
19/10/2021 @ Online - Money maths (Code: C1240/002)

Money makes the world go around! Being sensitive to learners' funds of knowledge can help them switch from informal to formal numeracy practices and enable them to respond to the demands of formal assessments more effectively.

This course introduces contextual materials and activities to develop learners' money maths abilities. It will support you to plan differentiated, inclusive money maths sessions. You will consider how to build on the knowledge and understanding that learners bring to the maths classroom to motivate them and encourage them to understand the value of maths. 

Vocational profiling with learners: preparing learners for employment
19/10/2021 @ Online - Vocational profiling with learners: preparing learners for employment - Preparing Learners for Employment (Code: C1206/002)

We will explore what good preparation for adulthood and employment support looks like and share our effective practice.

Centres for Excellence in Maths Forum meetings
20/10/2021 @ London - Centres for Excellence in Maths Forum meetings - Autumn term - forum meeting (Code: C0510/009)
The forum meetings aim to bring together the leaders from each Centre together to discuss the programme, updates, meet with their Regional Maths Leads (RML) and work on their action research projects.
Essential Digital Skills Community of Practice Live Chats
20/10/2021 @ Online - Essential Digital Skills Community of Practice Live Chats - EDS Champions sharing (Code: C1316/002)

The Essential Digital Skills Champion programme  has been developed to support practitioners to be a part of a growing community in essential digital skills delivery across the sector. 

The aim of the EDS Champion role is to help foster communities of practice across the sector for different aspects of essential digital skills delivery. The Live chat sessions provide an opportunity for discussion on an EDS topic each week. 


Integrating English into vocational training
20/10/2021 @ Online - Integrating English into vocational training (Code: C1248/003)

This interactive course aims to help teachers plan and deliver holistic learning activities that connect English to the learner's vocational area. All of the activities use the vocational area as the starting point.

The workshop focusses on two key areas: how to use the vocational area as the foundation for all English teaching and learning activities; and how to ensure that, as far as possible, activities are holistic and representative of what learners might find themselves undertaking in the workplace.

Integrating maths into vocational courses
20/10/2021 @ Online - Integrating maths into vocational courses (Code: C1254/003)

Presenting maths in a contextualised or embedded way increases motivation and improves learning.

This interactive course will support technical and vocational tutors, trainers, and assessors to identify naturally occurring opportunities to develop learners' maths skills needed to successfully complete their study programme, apprenticeship, or vocational or technical course. A range of resources and best practice approaches will be discussed.

Inclusive Digital Learning: Supporting Employment
20/10/2021 @ Online - Inclusive Digital Learning: Supporting Employment (Code: C1306/002)

The world of employment is forever changing and the need for support for learners with SEND is ever growing. We will discuss key insights from a technology service that supports learners through bespoke video content and assessment around employment and independence. The session will allow sharing of current practices and emerging innovations providing a forum for open discussion with participants to explore barriers, success and best practice. Discussion time: there will be an opportunity for the group to share what is working well and any concerns around the topic.

Building Better Curriculum for Care Experienced Learners
21/10/2021 @ Online - Building Better Curriculum for Care Experienced Learners - Curriculum to create equal chances (Code: C1218/002)

The purpose of this webinar is to explore and discuss the impact of intent, planning and practice for the inclusion of care experienced learners, recognising that these are only starting points; that practitioners and teachers need to be flexible, pro-active and dynamic at the point of delivery to provide all learners (including but not limited to care experienced young people and adults) with what they need, when they need it whether it was a part of the planning or not.

Taking EDS Teaching Further
21/10/2021 @ Online - Taking EDS Teaching Further - Teaching Transacting - Perfect purchasing (Code: C1221/003)

These hands on practical extending learning webinars will support teachers/trainers/assessors and support staff to develop their pedagogy focused on:

  • Embedding of essential digital skills across curriculum areas e.g. ESOL, Vocational skills, English and maths
  • Developing content knowledge and harnessing EdTech to teach digital skills
Governance Development Online Networking Events
21/10/2021 @ Online - Governance Development Online Networking Events - The Board's contribution to organisational success (Code: C0799/009)

This course is a series of online networking and development events for FE College Chairs, CEOs/Principals, and Governance Professionals to generate the sharing of innovative and creative thinking in order to assist them in their roles during these challenging and unprecedented times.

College Chairs can also join the Chairs' Development Network group on LinkedIn


RARPA - developing your SEND curriculum
21/10/2021 @ Online - RARPA - developing your SEND curriculum - An Introduction to RARPA (Code: C0898/003)

RARPA (Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement) is the process to measure the progress and achievement of. learners on non-accredited learning programmes. 

In this webinar we will explore the use of RARPA for a variety of learners to ensure we are using the study programme flexibly to meet needs. 

#APConnect Skylark Pathway PD1 - Introduction
21/10/2021 @ Online - #APConnect Skylark Pathway PD1 - Introduction - #APConnect Skylark Pathway PD1 - Introduction (Code: C1293/006)

Indicative Content:

  • Introductions and welcome
  • Brief intro to #APConnect
  • Purpose of the Skylark Programme
  • Contracting and Monitoring
  • Skylark PD Skylark Community on Slack
#APConnect Skylark Pathway PD1 - Introduction
22/10/2021 @ Online - #APConnect Skylark Pathway PD1 - Introduction - #APConnect Skylark Pathway PD1 - Introduction (Code: C1293/003)

Indicative Content:

  • Introductions and welcome
  • Brief intro to #APConnect
  • Purpose of the Skylark Programme
  • Contracting and Monitoring
  • Skylark PD Skylark Community on Slack
Phonics: an introduction to the key principles of post-16 phonics
22/10/2021 @ Online - Phonics: an introduction to the key principles of post-16 phonics (Code: C1247/003)

This interactive course offers an introduction to the key ideas and terminology of post-16 phonics. You will explore important guiding principles to apply to your practice to optimise the influence phonics can have on learners.

The course lays the foundations to give you the knowledge, confidence and motivation to go on to attend other phonics courses. English teachers know that many learners re-sitting exams want to improve their reading and spelling, and it is not always the case that learners studying GCSE feel more confident in reading and spelling than those studying Functional Skills.

'What Next? - supporting my leadership development'
26/10/2021 @ Online - 'What Next? - supporting my leadership development' - 2021 course (Code: C1169/002)

Maybe you have attended our Women Up sessions and are wondering what to do next for your professional and personal development? Maybe you miss the networking opportunities and the warmth and support of other women on the courses? Or maybe you have never been on a Women Up course and you want to know what it can offer you?

The 'What Next' course is an opportunity to think and plan your professional development and have great conversations about leadership with other women in the sector. It is space and time for you.

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