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Preparing for apprenticeships: programme planning, assessment and quality assurance

Hilary Read and Ann Gravells

Friday, 14 October 2016 from 09:30 to 16:00 (BST)

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Event Details

Hilary Read and Ann Gravells are pleased to announce this CPD event, please scroll down to see the programme. 

The event is aimed at anyone who is involved (or will be) in apprenticeships' delivery with responsibility for planning the on-programme element, vocational training, assessment and quality assurance.

All attendees will receive a free signed copy of ‘The best vocational trainer’s guide’, normal price £35.00.

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at all those with responsibility for delivery and assessment of apprenticeships including:

- teachers and trainers

- quality managers

- centre managers

- operational managers

- assessors who also teach or train

- those responsible for the quality of teaching, learning and assessment

- those responsible for staff development.

Course aim

For participants to gain an awareness of the changes to apprenticeships and the implications for teaching and assessment practice. There will be practical sessions on approaches to curriculum planning; looking at trailblazer standards, assessment plans and implications for assessment; and assuring quality.



9.30 am arrival & refreshments

10am welcome and introductions

Session 1 Changes to apprenticeships and implications for practice

From qualifications to standards delivery: policy overview

Overview of apprenticeships

- Who does what

- Terminology

Session 2: Implications for practice

- From evidence-collection to teaching, learning and end-point independent assessment


Session 3: Planning

- Curriculum planning for knowledge, skills and behaviours

- Making the most of the workplace and communicating with employers

- Looking at standards and assessment plans

Session 4: Assessment and quality assurance

- Grading, levels and assessment methods, and preparing apprentices for gateway requirements

- Joined-up quality assurance

Session 5: CPD of staff and action points

Participants will identify areas for improvement for themselves and the learning experience, and identify action points based on their reflections of the day.

Summary and questions

4pm Close

Please note:

A certain number is needed for the event to go ahead with both trainers. If this number is not met, Hilary Read will deliver the event on her own, or cancel the event and issue full refunds.

If, for any reason, you cannot attend the event, we will be happy to offer you a place at a future event within the next six months (if any are taking place). However, this will probably be in a different location. Unfortunately, refunds are not offered. 





Do you have questions about Preparing for apprenticeships: programme planning, assessment and quality assurance? Contact Hilary Read and Ann Gravells

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When & Where

Venue: 3AAA
2nd Floor
2 Cathedral Square, Groat Market
NE1 1EH Newcastle
United Kingdom

Friday, 14 October 2016 from 09:30 to 16:00 (BST)

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Hilary Read and Ann Gravells

About the trainers

Hilary Read has been training vocational trainers, teachers, assessors and quality assurers nationally for over 20 years. She strongly believes that those teaching in the further education and skills sector should be equipped with the skills they need, and her guides have enabled thousands of people to feel confident that they are implementing good practice. The best vocational trainer’s guide’ is the fourth in her highly acclaimed ‘the best …’ series of guides.

Ann Gravells has been working in the further education and skills sector for over 30 years. She specializes in teaching, training, assessment and quality assurance. She is passionate about helping new staff gain the experience and qualifications they need to work in the sector. She has written and co-written several textbooks to help new teachers gain knowledge and skills.

Hilary and Ann have made deliberate career decisions to stay close to practitioners and what happens ‘on the ground’ with learners. They have run hands-on CPD events for colleges of FE, private training providers, awarding organisations and sector skills councils. Between them, they have thousands of social media followers and run discussion groups on Linkedin where they hear from many  practitioners.  They have a good grasp of the issues facing those responsible for delivering and assessing learning. They both write and publish high-quality teaching and learning resources for practitioners in the FE and skills sector. Ann is an author for SAGE publications and Hilary funds the writing, design and development of guides and resources via her own publishing company, Read On Publications Ltd.

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