CPD webinars from Hilary Read - tailor made for you and your staff

Sessions consist of a full hour's teaching with added time for questions. Costs start at £40.00 per person + VAT depending on numbers involved.

If you would like Hilary to run a CPD webinar for you or your staff on one of the topics below - or a mixture - then please click here.

 
"Hilary ran a webinar for us as part of a CPD day for our IQAs and assessors. Everyone enjoyed it, and they all took something away from it. Considering the limitations of a webinar, I was pleased that the main topics were received so well. Hilary comes across as really friendly and open and we were pleased about this, as sometimes these things can come across very differently. All our staff were happy to hear that we are in a position to anticipate the changes to come." Cheryl McMahon, Assessment and Verification Co-ordinator, The TTE Technical Training Group.

Getting ready for the changes to apprenticeships

 

Who should attend? Anyone with an interest in how the reforms will impact on teaching, learning and assessment practice at the sharp end.

Getting ready for the changes to apprenticeships

This session examines the changes to apprenticeships brought about by The Richard Review of Apprenticeships, adult vocational qualifications and what current practice looks like from the employer’s perspective, including:

  • An overview of the changes
  • Where we are now: trailblazers
  • Implications for teaching, learning and assessment
  • The employer as customer
  • Positioning yourself

Who should attend? Anyone with an interest in how the reforms will impact on teaching, learning and assessment practice at the sharp end.

 
"Thank you for a really interesting and insightful presentation and discussion. It was good to find a like-minded practitioner in Hilary in what I feel is a time of great change." Jane Hyde-Walsh, Director, NVQ Business Solutions LLP.

Best practice in assessment

 

Who should attend? New and experienced assessors, and those responsible for training and quality such as IQAs and quality managers.

Best practice in assessment

This session goes back to basics with assessment. It looks at rigour in assessment with an eye to the apprenticeship reforms. In it, you will consider:

  • Synoptic assessment and what this means
  • Being rigorous when you assess: levels, domains and taxonomies
  • Being constructively critical of your own practice (encouraging your assessors to reflect on what they do)

Who should attend? New and experienced assessors, and those responsible for training and quality such as IQAs and quality managers.

 
"The webinar was informative. I'm pretty well up on recent changes so it was useful to have a sense check for my own understanding." Jill Whittaker, Managing Director, HIT Training Ltd.

Best practice in quality assurance of assessment

 

Who should attend? Academy, curriculum and departmental managers needing to know what goes on at the sharp end; centre managers; lead IQAs and IQAs – new and experienced.

Best practice in quality assurance of assessment

Outsourcing of the assessment and QA functions can mean a drop in standards. Often, IQAs are unable to carry out their roles to the full because centre managers don’t understand what the role is really about. Similarly, in FE colleges or large providers, the role often gets squeezed in a much wider set of responsibilities.

This session goes back to basics with internal quality assurance of assessment and asks you to take a look at the approach you currently use. You will look at:

  • What the IQA’s role involves
  • What activities you or your IQAs carry out and where
  • Supporting assessors
  • Linking QA of assessment to the CiF and to the learning journey

Who should attend? Academy, curriculum and departmental managers needing to know what goes on at the sharp end; centre managers; lead IQAs and IQAs – new and experienced.

 
"The webinar was great way to take an hour out of the day, join like-minded people and keep up to date without having to read lots of documents and rely on my own interpretation. The delivery was spot-on, very professional and relaxed." Joey Greenwood, Training Director, Smart Training Solutions.

Best practice in work-based teaching and learning

 

Who should attend? Assessors, vocational teachers and those responsible for the quality of their performance.

Best practice in workplace teaching and learning

Reforms to apprenticeships mean changing the way we do things: it’s not just about getting learners through qualifications any more or assessing them summatively on a unit-by-unit basis from the word go. Instead it’s about deep learning and mastery of the skills and knowledge needed to employers’ standards.

This session looks at the skills and processes the workplace trainer will need including:

  • Criticisms of current practice (what we look like to employers)
  • Managing learning in the workplace
  • The learning journey
  • Initial assessment

Who should attend? Assessors, vocational teachers and those responsible for the quality of their performance.

 
Hilary read

"You'll find these webinars really useful if - like me - you think that upping our game is the way forward. I don’t want to over-promise on these training webinars because none of us can fully see yet what current changes within our sector will bring. What I can do is provide a focal point for good practice. If we want our learners – and in particular our young trainees and apprentices - to benefit from the push forward in this area, we must ensure that we are prepared to deliver the best vocational teaching, learning and assessment we can. This means investing in both our staff and in our own continuing professional development and not waiting to be told what to do and when to do it, or we risk getting left behind."

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