Train the Trainer

On behalf of Screenskills we are currently delivering a programme of support for trainers working in the screen industries. Our offer includes training, a monthly forum and mentoring opportunities.

Training

Click the titles below for more information and individual booking links to our free courses.

Drawing on lessons learnt from lockdown, this course aims to explore and evaluate a range of digital approaches, e-learning tools and websites with direct reference to their relevance in improving trainee engagement and achievement on screen industry courses. It will help you to develop your skills and confidence, both in terms of digital content creation and the curation of resources that can be found online.

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This course will focus on supporting trainees for whom English is a second or other language (ESOL). We will consider effective and inclusive approaches that ensure ESOL trainees can fully participate in training and help you develop your awareness of language barriers and opportunities for language development when supporting ESOL trainees.

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This course aims to develop your awareness of how to support trainees who are neurodiverse and / or have specialist educational needs and disabilities (SEND). You will focus on practical strategies and reasonable adjustments for including all delegates on your courses. This will take the form of ‘areas of focus’ that cut across many different kinds of SEND/ neurodiversity and will help to ensure inclusion for all.

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The purpose of this “train the trainer” course is to support tutors and lecturers delivering screen-based undergraduate, postgraduate or vocational courses in the principles of good teaching when running remote sessions for your students. It is based on a successful series of similar courses ScreenSkills has run in April and May 2020 with industry-based trainers. Building on your existing practice, you’ll explore practical strategies for designing and developing engaging, interactive and inclusive online training opportunities that meet participants’ needs and recognise their aspirations.

You will be supported to:
• Identify factors that enable successful remote learning experiences in FE and HE contexts
• Plan approaches to reduce barriers to remote learning
• Adapt activities and resources to engage and develop aspiring screen industry professionals
• Design opportunities for teacher and learners to assess progress towards goals
• Develop online facilitation skills for using video conferencing for professional practice.

Please note this course is made up of two sessions:

Session 1 – 13th April 10am-12pm

Session 2 – 27th April 10am – 12pm

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Mentoring Opportunities

If you are interested in being mentored (in the context of developing training skills in screen industries) please complete the Google Form here.

Mentoring has benefits not just for the mentee, but for the mentor and the wider industry too. 

Alumni Resources + Monthly Forum

Curated resources accessible to all trainers who have attended our courses. Trainers also have access to our monthly semi-informal forum via Zoom.

Note: This page is password protected. Alumni will find the password in our pre and post forum mailout. If you are not recieving this mailing, let us know.