The blended learning level 5 courses shown below are a great opportunity run in-house just for your own staff.  These courses are offered at a heavily subsidised rate. For full details of pricing and to book, please complete our course booking form.

Developing subject knowledge and pedagogy (GCSE English Language)

English language teachers are needed to teach the growing number of 16-19 GCSE English learners across the education and training sector.  This course will:

  • Up-skill new or experienced teachers to lead GCSE English Language courses in their organisations.
  • Support practitioners working with young adults (16 -19s) who are re-taking GCSE English, having achieved lower than a grade C at school (or grade 4 in the new 1- 9 grading structure).
  • Explore and model how to engage and motivate reluctant learners and assess their needs to build on prior learning.
  • Critically examine effective practice in teaching GCSE English.

This course is subsidised by the Education and Training Foundation through their Shaping Success programme.

You can find out more about the impact that the Level 5 GCSE course can have on you/ your team by watching the video below:

Teaching Functional Skills English Level 5 CPD module

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.

This course is subsidised by the Education and Training Foundation through their Shaping Success programme.

You can find out more about the course by watching the video below:

Course Aim

This course aims to support trainees in developing the subject knowledge and subject-specific pedagogy required to support learners who have not achieved a good pass in GCSE English Language at school.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse factors that might disengage GCSE learners and explore strategies for motivating and inspiring them.
  • Evaluate and use approaches to initial and diagnostic assessment which actively involve learners in the process of assessment and target setting.
  • Plan effective learning programmes for GCSE English Language courses.
  • Develop knowledge and abilities to carry out effective GCSE English Language teaching.
  • Use a range of assessment for learning strategies and adapt teaching to meet the needs of individual learners.
  • Reflect on own practice and identify ways (including the use of research) to improve it.

Course Aim

The course will ensure that those responsible for teaching Functional Skills English are conversant with effective practice and have the confidence to teach Functional English to learners with skills below level 2, and support their achievement.

Learning Outcomes

  • Motivate and engage reluctant learners and address barriers to English learning.
  • Plan teaching and learning in accordance with the new subject content for Functional Skills English.
  • Use active approaches to developing learner’s skills in speaking, listening and communicating, reading and writing.
  • Contextualise and apply English to vocational learning and meaningful everyday situations.
  • Use assessment for learning approaches to support Functional English.
  • Prepare learners for the requirements of summative assessment.

Entry Requirements

  • Candidates must be qualified to level 3, or be able to demonstrate level 3 personal skills, in English*.
  • A generic teaching qualification e.g. DTLLS, Cert Ed, PGCE, etc.

* If applicants don’t have a level 3 English qualification, they will be asked to complete an initial assessment. If necessary, they will be signposted to Foundation On-line learning modules and/or a Level 3 ‘Award in Literacy/ Language for English Teachers’.

Entry Requirements

  • An English qualification at level 2 or above.
  • Employment in a teaching/training/assessing role in the post-16 education and training sector.
  • Currently delivering functional skills English (or due to deliver imminently).
  • Confirmation of support from your manager that you will be released to attend all sessions.

Available Courses

Courses currently available can be found by following this link.

Available Courses

Courses currently available can be found by following this link.

Course Length

These courses are available in two different delivery models:

1. Five full days, usually spaced about a week apart (usually 2 x 2 hour online webinars).

2. 10 half days, usually spaced about a week apart (usually 1 x 2 hour online webinars).

You will also be expected to engage in independent study in between facilitated sessions.

Course Fees

These courses are being subsidised by the Education and Training Foundation (for ESfA-funded organisations and their teams).

There are two pricing options:

1. Individual fees
2. In-house
Do you want to get the maximum value from your CPD budget? Why not run an in-house course at a time and venue to suit?
  • In-house course for up to 16 staff: £1,800.


If delegates wish to seek accreditation at Level 5 from Ascentis there is an additional fee for this of £215pp. This includes:

  • Centre costs, registration and certification
  • Tutorial support
  • An accreditation eGuide
  • Assessment and feedback

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