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Teaching Functional Skills English Level 5 CPD module
21/09/2020 @ Online - Teaching Functional Skills English Level 5 CPD module - Teaching Functional Skills English Level 5 CPD module (Code: C0846/002)

This course is aimed at both new teachers of Functional Skills English, and those already teaching but possibly recently transferred from other areas, including vocational teachers and assessors. It is particularly suitable for those who do not currently hold a subject-specific teaching qualification in English. It is designed to meet the needs of all parts of the sector, including independent training providers, offender learning and adult and community education.

Supporting Functional Skills learners (English)
21/09/2020 @ Online - Supporting Functional Skills learners (English) - Supporting Functional Skills learners (English) (Code: C0758/009)

This course will help participants to develop a range of strategies to help learners studying for Functional Skills English level 1 and level 2. The course focuses on the key areas which examiners and tutors have identified as being areas learners find more challenging. The course will use a range of everyday texts as used in the examinations to explore how to develop learners reading and writing skills.

Build confidence in your English skills:  speaking and listening: register, evidence and audience
21/09/2020 @ Online - Build confidence in your English skills: speaking and listening: register, evidence and audience - Online (Code: C0778/003)

This course will explore essential aspects of spoken language and provide practical ideas to help students maximise their achievement not just in exams but at work and in the community.

This webinar can be taken as a stand alone or as a supplement to appropriate blended learning courses.

English: Post-16 Phonics - improving spelling & basic reading
22/09/2020 @ Online - English: Post-16 Phonics - improving spelling & basic reading - English: Post-16 Phonics - improving spelling & basic reading (Code: C0747/014)

The course explores the principles and practices that underpin the Post-16 Phonics Toolkit. Participants will discuss the benefits and challenges of using phonics-based teaching and then explore the key concepts, terminology, skills progression and teaching approaches presented in the Toolkit.

FE Women's Voices 1: Using your voice with impact
23/09/2020 @ Online - FE Women's Voices 1: Using your voice with impact - 23 September 2020 (Code: C0848/002)

One of three sessions developed in response to feedback from women, especially women of Black (African, Caribbean, Black British) Asian, mixed, and minority ethnic heritage, who took part in our 2020 ETF/WLN Women Up course, about how women's voices are 'heard' in the workplace. Develop skills to shape and influence conversations, particularly those that can be difficult. Learn how to use your voice for impact and how to support others to do the same.

Build confidence in your English - reading: comparisons, textual devices and inference skills.
23/09/2020 @ Online - Build confidence in your English - reading: comparisons, textual devices and inference skills. - Online (Code: C0779/003)

This course will explore essential aspects of reading skills and provide practical ideas to help students maximise their achievement not just in exams but at work and in the community.

This webinar can be taken as a stand alone or as a supplement to appropriate blended learning courses. 

Embedding maths and English in apprenticeships: resources
24/09/2020 @ Online - Embedding maths and English in apprenticeships: resources - Webinar 2: Resources (Code: C0682/009)

This learning package will help you identify and use appropriate resources for an embedded approach to the delivery of maths and English in apprenticeships. It consists of an online module and an associated interactive webinar.


Functional Skills: Discover new materials and approaches to support teaching and learning - maths and English webinar (West and South)
24/09/2020 @ Online - Functional Skills: Discover new materials and approaches to support teaching and learning - maths and English webinar (West and South) - Online (Code: C0500/004)
The aim of the interactive webinar is to introduce the purpose, content and structure of new materials to support revised Functional Skills in maths and English. You will be introduced to some of the key teaching approaches modelled in the materials, and to a range of ideas for lessons that can be adapted for different contexts and models of support. The webinar will also help you make the most of the one day or two CPD programmes, which will explore the materials in detail.
Build confidence in your English skills 3 writing: accuracy, complexity and effectiveness
25/09/2020 @ Online - Build confidence in your English skills 3 writing: accuracy, complexity and effectiveness - Online (Code: C0777/003)

This course will explore essential aspects of writing skills and provide practical ideas to help students maximise their achievement not just in exams but at work and in the community.

This webinar can be taken as a stand alone or as a supplement to appropriate blended learning courses. 

Embedding maths and English in apprenticeships: assessment
28/09/2020 @ Online - Embedding maths and English in apprenticeships: assessment - Webinar 3: Assessment (Code: C0683/009)

This learning package will help you to identify appropriate assessment methods for an embedded approach to the delivery of maths and English in apprenticeships. It consists of an online module and an associated interactive webinar.


Introduction to maths and English digital pedagogies
28/09/2020 @ Online - Introduction to maths and English digital pedagogies - Online (Code: C0784/003)

This webinar will introduce you to some of the key thinking and research around teaching maths and English online. Rather than look at the technology and associated processes, this webinar will focus on effective ways of remote teaching of key topics in maths and English.

Practitioner-led reflections on maths & English practice
29/09/2020 @ Online - Practitioner-led reflections on maths & English practice - Online (Code: C0782/003)

This course provides practitioners with the opportunity to reflect on the materials and ideas presented to them in other webinars and share with colleagues the changes they have made to their practice and then impact that these changes have had.

FE Women's Voices 2: Getting diverse women's voices heard
30/09/2020 @ Online - FE Women's Voices 2: Getting diverse women's voices heard - 30 September 2020 (Code: C0849/002)

The second of three sessions developed in response to feedback from women, especially women of Black (African, Caribbean, Black British) Asian, mixed, and minority ethnic heritage on getting diverse women's voices 'heard' in FE. Arinola Edeh, Neena Chauhan, and Uzma Sadiq join Pauline Odulinski in this panel discussion share their own narratives and thinking about removing the systemic barriers to 'hearing' diverse women's voices in FE.

Developing your employability curriculum for learners with inclusion needs (SEND)
30/09/2020 @ Online - Developing your employability curriculum for learners with inclusion needs (SEND) - September 30th 2020 (Code: C0823/002)

Join us and Ellen Atkinson, Regional Advisor for Preparation for Adulthood (PfA) at the National Development Team for Inclusion, for the first in our series of Employability Curriculum focused webinars and workshops. We will look at data around employability and its positive impact on life chances. We will outline the development of the PfA agenda. We will discuss  strategic curriculum intent, implementing changes and developing robust employability pathways. 

Using phonics-based teaching at Entry Level - an introductory webinar (West and South)
30/09/2020 @ Online - Using phonics-based teaching at Entry Level - an introductory webinar (West and South) - Online (Code: C0507/008)
The webinar aims to introduce the CPD programme developed to support Functional English practitioners in exploring phonics-based teaching approaches at Entry Levels. It provides an opportunity to discuss the benefits and challenges of using such approaches with post 16 learners and explores some of the key principles that underpin the teaching strategies covered in the one day courses.
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