Training and Development Briefing 34/17

Published: 13 Sep 2017

Managing the Transition into Management Programme

Thursday 12 October 2017, AoC Head Office, London

This practical one-day programme is designed to support those who have recently moved into a management role or those who are aspiring towards their next step into management.

The aim of this and the second module is to help you explore the challenges facing you and then giving you some core skills and approaches to help you step up into your new role.


By attending this programme, delegates will:

  • Reflect on the key aspects of the role of a manager/leader
  • Understanding your leadership and management core strengths and foundations
  • Develop strategies to help manage and lead your team effectively
  • Develop approaches to ensure all team and other meetings are both effective and valuable
  • Identify communications approaches and strategies that support effective leadership and management
  • Start to build your own personal self-management PDP in respect of your management role and responsibilities

There will be pre and post programme activites to support the learning.

Register today.

Masters in FE Sector Management, Cohort 4

16 January 2018, Distance Learning

Our MA in FE Sector Management is accredited and delivered by Middlesex University’s leading Business School.

The programme is designed to help senior managers and principals to develop strategic management skills with a unique focus on further education and skills. Portfolio building, a full module on change management and a final applied project offers real return on investment for you and your organisation.

The course is delivered as an online course, allowing maximum flexibility around everything else you have going on, but you will also have the opportunity to meet fellow delegates and tutors at various face-to-face sessions.

Interested in applying?

The next Cohort will begin in January 2018 and is now open for applications. Learn more.

If you have any questions about the Masters in FE Sector Management course, get in touch with our training & development team here.

Using Lesson Observations to Improve Teaching and Learning Workshop

Tuesday 31 October, Birmingham

Lesson observations consume a vast amount of time and energy, days spent preparing over-engineered lesson plans, endless write ups, not to mention the emotional energy, but do they have any impact on learning?

This workshop aims to help delegates reflect on the extent to which their observation process is fit for purpose. For example, what impact does it have on improving teaching, learning and assessment?

The facilitator Bob has over twenty years’ experience in FE and other learning and development contexts as an English teacher, Advanced Practitioner, Head of English, L&D manager, and in leadership and consultancy roles for a charity and a private sector organisation. He has supported over 70 FE colleges, local authorities, ACAS, BUPA, the Automobile Association. He led a major culture change and training transformation project with the Ministry of Defence.

Register today.


ETF Governance Professional Development: Induction Programme

Day 1: 26 September 2017 & Day 2: 17 October 2017, Birmingham

The Induction Programme is part of a portfolio of CPD and training for clerks, provided by The Education and Training Foundation. This transformational suite of activities includes a national professional development summit (which took place on 13 June), this Induction Programme for new clerks, webinars aligned to ‎the ICSA Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Corporate Governance and secure online discussion forums tailored to each programme element and facilitated by experienced governance professionals.

For full details of the programme and to register, please visit the dedicated website here.

The Induction Programme will be delivered across two days, as follows:

Day 1: 26 September 2017

Day 2: 17 October 2017

Participants are expected to attend on both days.