Practice Development Groups

The Practice Development Groups (PDG) programme is a free national programme funded by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), with regional activity in London and the South West being delivered by AoC. 

The PDG programme aims to promote practitioner-led, collaborative professional development across the Further Education and Training sector. The PDG will consist of action learning sets of practitioners who work together to improve an aspect of teaching, learning and assessment to enhance their teaching of English or their embedding of English and maths into other programmes of study, over a four-month period. 

Participants can choose to focus on different areas relating to the teaching of English or the embedding of English and maths into other programmes of study. Examples of current participant focuses include: 

  • digital technology 
  • the impact of language in maths
  • blended learning
  • student engagement 
  • Embedding English in maths

The programme requires participants to meet once a month, for four months, in their action learning sets. The programme starts now and ends in April 2021.

    We welcome all practitioners working in organisations that deliver FE (ESFA funded organisation) to take part in this free CPD opportunity.  

    For more information about an action learning set or to apply to take part, please see the links below.  To apply, please submit your completed application form to the projects team. 

    What is an action learning set? Action learning sets video

    Group participant application: