Professional Development

We provide professional learning and development (PLD) courses and a range of other programmes for teachers, trainers, learning support assistants and many others involved in post-16 teaching/ training. One form of PLD you might be interested in is practitioner-led action research. Our national programme this year (for the Education and Training Foundation) focusses on English – our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this – We also have wider, less formal opportunities through our Professional Exchange. Find out more about the programmes we lead below or contact us for more information.

Accredited Teacher Training (English and maths)

We run Level 3 and Level 5 Professional Development courses in English and maths accredited by Ascentis. These include Level 5 modules in ‘GCSE English/ maths subject knowledge and pedagogy’ and ‘Functional Skills English/ maths’.

Support for Functional Skills teaching

We’re offering a range of engaging courses and webinars to support your personal skills and teaching approaches, and to help you and your organisation improve outcomes in Functional Skills maths and English. Perhaps you’re looking to improve learner motivation and behaviour? Maybe you’d like to support emergent/ developing readers and writers using phonics? Take a look at what’s on offer.

Practitioner-led action research

In partnership with That Reading Thing and Skills for Life Network, we lead an ETF programme to support English practitioner-led action research projects, which aims to systematically improve the teaching, learning and assessment in post-16 English. 45 organisations across England have been given grant funding to support their work through 12 collaborative projects. Watch this space to find out more or contact us if you have any questions.

Are you not sure which training pathway is right for you? Contact us and we’ll be happy to help.