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Fri, 04/24/2015
Free maths CPD funded by the Education & Training Foundation and delivered by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM). Ideal if you teach maths in prisons or YOIs up to or at Level 2 and want to improve your personal maths skills and your teaching and learning skills. – Develop your personal maths skills and your maths teaching confidence – Explore strategies for engaging students with maths and for sustaining that engagement – Discover appropriate...

Posted by Imke
Fri, 04/24/2015
Research commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation, published today by NIACE, has captured the voices of more than 70 young people about their views on maths and English GCSE. The full report ‘Engaging Learners in GCSE maths and English found that people’s attitudes towards GCSE maths and English change once they realise how important the subjects and qualifications are to their future job and education prospects. The research also shows that if learners see how relevant these...

Posted by Imke
Fri, 04/24/2015
Employers are in favour of qualifications which provide practical maths and English skills, new research commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation has found.  This study showed that 47% of larger employers know about Functional Skills. 87% of these value them for their approach to applied skills, flexible assessment and problem solving. This is the first major study of employer views of qualifications in maths and English, in which 1400 employers, learners and training...

Posted by Imke
Thu, 04/23/2015
Free maths CPD funded by the Education & Training Foundation and delivered by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM). Ideal for vocational tutors who support the mathematical development of students up to Level 2 in Construction & the Built Environment. – Develop your personal maths skills and your maths teaching confidence – Explore strategies for engaging students with maths and for sustaining that engagement – Discover appropriate mathematical...

Posted by Imke
Thu, 04/23/2015
Free maths CPD funded by the Education & Training Foundation and delivered by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM). Ideal for vocational tutors who support the mathematical development of students up to Level 2 in Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy. – Develop your personal maths skills and your maths teaching confidence – Explore strategies for engaging students with maths and for sustaining that engagement – Discover appropriate mathematical learning...

Posted by Imke
Thu, 04/16/2015
A new government will only have been in office for a few weeks when providers meet for the AELP National Conference 2015. The event should therefore present the ideal opportunity to debate early ministerial priorities for skills and employment and to measure them against the 10-point plan which was in AELP’s own Manifesto. The future of Apprenticeships and Traineeships will be high on the agenda while we could have an early indication on what will replace the Work Programme. The new government’...

Posted by Candace Haynes
Mon, 04/13/2015
The workshop will include opportunities to hear from people directly involved in the trailblazer process and to discuss the transition with colleagues from other providers. The aim is to support providers to think through the implications and develop their plans to move from a curriculum based on existing Apprenticeship Frameworks to one based on new Standards. Delegates will be required to: Prepare for the workshop with pre-reading and some limited data gathering Following the workshop,...

Posted by Candace Haynes
Mon, 04/13/2015
The objective of this workshop is to enable provider organisations to increase awareness of and commitment to Traineeships with employers who are currently non-adopters, and to increase the number of potential learners. The workshop has been developed as part of the TSSP programme, and will focus on: Employer engagement – enabling leaders to develop their organisations to market Traineeships more effectively Marketing to learners – understanding the target audience and how to reach them...

Posted by Candace Haynes
Fri, 01/09/2015
This is one of a series of three seminars, organised by The Institute of Education in conjunction with the Education and Training Foundation.  It will run from 5-7pm and include time for Q&A and discussion time.  This seminar will present perspectives on the leadership of learning and explore work with managers and governors to support training initiatives and goals. Chaired by Barry Sheerman MP, there will be contributions from: John Greystone, previously Chief Executive of College Wales...

Posted by Charlotte Francis

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