Training and Development Briefing 20/19

Published: 05 Jul 2019

Leading an English and maths team workshop

Tuesday 17 September 2019 | Manchester

Colleges are struggling to secure GCSE English and maths grade C, but is this any surprise when students have likely struggled for 11 years at school and are now required to pass in just 36 weeks?

This is an enormous challenge, going beyond the English and maths classroom, requiring a whole college approach to behaviour, attendance and a culture of these key skills being everybody’s priority.

This workshop is specifically designed for FE leaders and managers responsible for cross-college English and maths provision and explores ways of maximising the potential of disaffected students who are re-sitting GCSE English and maths, or studying Functional Skills in English and maths, achieving a grade C or 5.

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The Exams Office in Further Education (24 September 2019)

Tuesday 24 September 2019 | Manchester | The Manchester college

With shrinking budgets, many colleges have faced cuts to their exams team. However, with the JCQ regulation changes having been released for 2019/2020, there is a need still to maintain the service provided to both students and staff.

How is this workshop different?

  • This workshop is specifically geared towards staff in FE – not in schools

How will the workshop benefit attendees?

  • This workshop will give staff the knowledge and skills to run an effective exam function within the college
  • Be able to demonstrate staff are kept up to date with training for JCQ inspection purposes
  • Enable stff to be prepared for the year ahead
  • Understanding of latest JCQ requirements
  • To develop best practice within the exams function

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Excelling as a PA in a Changing FE Landscape Workshop

Wednesday 23 October 2019, Birmingham

This workshop is specifically designed for personal assistants in colleges. The course will help PAs get up-to-date with the current and future changes affecting the FE sector as well as offer great networking opportunities with other college PAs.

This course will also equip you with the essential skills and techniques for managing complex relationships at work with key stakeholders including your principal.

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