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Overcoming barriers to learning English
18/10/2021 @ Online - Overcoming barriers to learning English (Code: C1277/002)

The course is for teachers of English in the post-16 sector who have resit learners or learners who experience barriers to progress in their learning of English.

Learners' skills and needs as a driver for planning and teaching English
18/10/2021 @ Online - Learners' skills and needs as a driver for planning and teaching English (Code: C1282/002)

This interactive introductory course is designed to help you get a better picture of how your learners' backgrounds may have influenced their behaviour, motivation and language development and signposts you to a raft of new courses where their needs will be explored further, and appropriate pedagogical approaches will be investigated..

Regional Governance Inductions 21/22
18/10/2021 @ Online - Regional Governance Inductions 21/22 - North - Governors' Induction (Code: C1174/004)

The regional governors inductions aim to help support new college governors gain a better understanding of their role and the further education sector. These events are delivered by the Association of Colleges and are free to attend.

Free writing in GCSE and the challenges
19/10/2021 @ Online - Free writing in GCSE and the challenges (Code: C1236/002)

This interactive course will explore ways to build learners' confidence and resilience around creative writing. It explores strategies for supporting learners to see themselves as writers, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to spark their creativity and imagination (especially when working with GCSE style picture and word prompts) and produce writing which consciously develops theme and narrative perspective.

The course activities give participants the opportunity to try out and evaluate suggestions for creative writing activities for themselves before using them with learners.

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.
Teaching learners how to plan and write non-fiction text for GCSE and Functional Skills exams
20/10/2021 @ Online - Teaching learners how to plan and write non-fiction text for GCSE and Functional Skills exams (Code: C1279/002)

Many of the learners in our sector begin their English courses with little confidence in their writing ability. This course explores the difference between writing for GCSE and Functional Skills. Also, the process of writing, developing ideas, turning ideas into plans, developing detail and preparing for writing is examined through a range of activities. In addition, we look at a range of integrated skills activities which help learners to evaluate their non-fiction writing skills and explore ways in which they can improve and refine specific aspects of their written work.

Taking EDS Teaching Further
21/10/2021 @ Online - Taking EDS Teaching Further - 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. 

How to teach Essential Digital Skills (EDS)
26/10/2021 @ Online - How to teach Essential Digital Skills (EDS) - 5 ways to use video to deliver EDS (Code: C0958/031)

The Essential Digital Skills (EDS) professional development programme supports the delivery of EDS based on the national standards.

How to teach EDS' sessions focus on focusing on developing skills, knowledge and confidence to teach competencies within the standards. The sessions will explore approaches for delivery that could be implemented with learner groups, including how they could be delivered through online/blended delivery. Time will be allocated to sharing ideas, challenges, and practice.

Essential Digital Skills - Exploring teaching tools
29/10/2021 @ Online - Essential Digital Skills - Exploring teaching tools - Exploring the use of MS Forms (Online) (Code: C1052/015)

The Essential Digital Skills (EDS) programme is a blended programme to support the delivery of the new qualifications based on the national standards for Essential Digital Skills.

The thirty-minute lunch time  sessions, will demonstrate the key features of a range of digital teaching tools, to support you to teach Essential Digital Skills.

Chairs Leadership Programme
31/10/2021 @ Stratford-upon-Avon - Chairs Leadership Programme - Chairs Leadership Programme (Code: C1223/002)

This 2.5-day residential programme, developed with the Institute of Directors (IoD), explores the role of the college Chair and the impact that they can have as a member of the board and within the wider organisation. In addition to the residential element, participants can complete a strengths profiling diagnostic in advance, and participate in action learning sets and receive coaching following the completion of the programme. Full IoD membership is included as part of the programme fee and all participants have the opportunity to complete the IOD Leadership for Directors Award. 

Maths problem solving
01/11/2021 @ Online - Maths problem solving (Code: C1255/002)

As well as a need for learners to develop better problem-solving skills, current maths exams at Functional Skills and GCSE require the ability to answer longer, more complex questions with multistep processes, typically requiring the showing of method or planning alongside

This is an interactive course that will support all practitioners in developing learners reasoning and problem-solving skills. Whilst also examining a range of activities that can be used with learners for supporting them in improving confidence in tackling more complex multistep problems.