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Integrating English into vocational training
06/12/2021 @ Online - Integrating English into vocational training (Code: C1248/004)

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.

Taking EDS Teaching Further
06/12/2021 @ Online - Taking EDS Teaching Further - Processing numerical data - Make entering data & assessment easier (Code: C1221/007)

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
Monthly effective practice share and support sessions in creating an inclusive curriculum - Community of Practice in SEND Curriculum
06/12/2021 @ Online - Monthly effective practice share and support sessions in creating an inclusive curriculum - Community of Practice in SEND Curriculum - Community of Practice: Supporting Curriculum for CSWs and those supporting deaf students and students with hearing loss (Code: C0808/026)

Each month we will discuss a key theme or hot topic related to an inclusive curriculum. As a supportive, professional community we will work together to consider the options, develop FAQs and share resources so we don't always have to start from scratch.

Feel free to share the link with your circles of support and email us with the topics/ resources/ subjects to cover each month.

Supporting maths learners from Entry level 3 to Level 2
07/12/2021 @ Online - Supporting maths learners from Entry level 3 to Level 2 (Code: C1229/003)

Summary "Teachers and pupils should be aware of the difference between infrequent mistakes that can be learned from and consistent mistakes that lead novice mathematicians onto the anxiety pathway. These sorts of mistakes are due to weak foundational knowledge that is more likely to generate errors and misconceptions." Ofsted, 2021

This interactive course will present practical strategies to support your maths learners by considering the mistakes and misconceptions commonly seen in our learning settings and in the summative assessments.

Women Up 3 (WUp3) - A Personal and Career Development Course
07/12/2021 @ Online - Women Up 3 (WUp3) - A Personal and Career Development Course - WUp3 Dec 2021 - January 2022 (Code: C1191/002)

Ready to develop your leadership in the sector? Thinking about stepping up to your next role? Then  join #WUp3 and: 

  • Enter an intersectional women-only space with diverse facilitators, where you can explore what's important to you, what you want to achieve, and the best way to get it.
  • Renew your passion and creativity to excel in your leadership
  • Be more ambitious and brave in your career and leadership aspirations and achievements.
  • Create your support network.
  • Show and experience solidarity with other women.
Diversity in Leadership
07/12/2021 @ Online - Diversity in Leadership - Diversity Masterclass series - Leadership (Code: C0639/030)

The aim of this programme is to challenge bias, remove obstacles to achieving leadership roles and provide coaching to motivate and build confidence in aspiring leaders across the sector. The programme includes organisational culture change workshops and coaching for 30 diverse aspiring leaders and Governors, in particular those from a BAME background and those with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. New for 2021/22 is a diversity masterclass series of three modules covering topics to address and reverse structural discrimination and to promote diversity and inclusion.


Investigating grammar: supporting your learners to understand how texts work
07/12/2021 @ Online - Investigating grammar: supporting your learners to understand how texts work (Code: C1276/002)

This interactive course aims to explore how knowledge and skills in grammar can be taught in imaginative ways through the active exploration of everyday and vocational texts. It is the second of two linked webinars that explore the teaching of grammar and extends the ideas and teaching strategies that are covered in the course entitled 'Developing Grammar for reading and writing'. Ideally therefore, participants will have attended the first course but it is not a requirement as this course begins with a summary of the content of the earlier session

Student Governors Inductions 2021/22
07/12/2021 @ Online - Student Governors Inductions 2021/22 - Student governors Inductions - December sessions (Code: C1301/005)

As part of the wider agenda to develop governance in the Further Education and Training sector, the student governors inductions have been organised to help new student governors in their role.

Modelling and abstraction
08/12/2021 @ Online - Modelling and abstraction (Code: C1259/003)

Research tells us that some mathematical topics can be difficult to visualise and consider conceptually. Modelling mathematics aids understanding and helps scaffold learners into better reasoning and problem solving skills. This course explores Concrete, Abstract and Pictorial (CAP) representations that support deep learning and a better understanding of algebraic skills, geometric connections and number work, including conversions. It is helpful for maths study and for everyday life and work.

New to Senior Leadership Programme
08/12/2021 @ Birmingham - New to Senior Leadership Programme - New to Senior Leadership Programme Workshops - cohort 3 (Code: C1209/003)

This innovative New to Senior Leadership Programme has been designed for leaders who have taken up a senior leadership role or would like support to develop in their senior leadership role. Aligned to ETF's leadership pipeline, it will enable newly appointed senior leaders to take up their roles more effectively and forge a cross-sector cadre of leaders.

Developing problem-solving, investigative and collaborative approaches to reading
08/12/2021 @ Online - Developing problem-solving, investigative and collaborative approaches to reading (Code: C1287/002)

Post 16 learners often have low self-esteem and resilience when it comes to their reading skills. Many feel that this is an area in which they have already 'failed'. Teachers also frequently experience a gap between learners' decoding and comprehension skills.

This course is the second of two to focus on reading skills for post-16 learners. It will help teachers to explore, try out and evaluate some reading approaches which encourage problem-solving and resilient reading behaviours.

Essential Digital Skills Community of Practice Live Chats
08/12/2021 @ Online - Essential Digital Skills Community of Practice Live Chats - Using essential digital skills development to enhance engagement in vocational programmes (Code: C1316/007)

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. 


Introduction to Assessment for Learning for English
08/12/2021 @ Online - Introduction to Assessment for Learning for English (Code: C1313/003)

This course will support technical and vocational tutors, trainers and assessors to understand that assessment of English GCSEs and Functional Skills is a process of gathering data to better understand the progress of the learner and how to use this data to inform planning that lead to improvements in learning.

Innovative Teaching Methods and Modes of Delivery in Maths
08/12/2021 @ Online - Innovative Teaching Methods and Modes of Delivery in Maths (Code: C1342/002)

Subject specialists will look at key concepts such as "playing with number", how to rethink "assessment in maths" and how to promote "growth mind-sets". Practitioners will also get an opportunity to view a case study from Weston college and explore the 6 different modes of delivery for maths. This included a virtual tour of the alternative classroom, 1:1 intervention and building blocks sessions. We will explore the correlation between maths and language, and the complexities that learners face in overcoming these. 

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