Resources subscription service

Electronic resources for practitioners and their trainers

What is the subscription
service?

This new subscription service gives you access to a
variety of electronic teaching and learning resources
to help with your continuing professional
development and if you are responsible for training.

Resources are suitable for:

  • vocational assessors, including end-point
    assessors
  • those responsible for quality assurance (IVs and
    IQAs)
  • vocational teachers and trainers, including
    coach assessors of apprenticeships
  • those responsible for staff training

What you get

Subscribing gives you access to a range of
professionally-produced resources in full colour with
photos, tables and diagrams including:

  • video presentations and webinars
  • factsheets
  • articles
  • practical activities for skills’ development and for
    evidence of competence

You will also be able to:

  • buy Hilary’s printed guides at 30% discount
  • keep up to date with current changes in the FE and
    Skills sector and the implications for practice
  • keep your CPD up-to-date
  • access training resources if you are responsible for
    staff development.

New resources are added regularly.

What does it cost?

Subscription Cost


£75 initial joining fee:

then £5 per month

** New for subscribers **

 

Latest addition for subscribers  is a downloadable screencast on proposed changes to the Education Inspection Framework (EIF) which replaces the Common Inspection Framework (CIF) in 2019, including:

  • what’s new and what stays the same
  • what the changes mean for teachers, trainers and curriculum planners in FE & Skills
  • what happens next

 

Examples of resources available to subscribers

Available now
Practical activities for assessors

A series of 14 work-based activities with links to assessor qualifications and guidance on how to use them. Successful completion of activities may provide suitable evidence towards achieving an assessor qualification. Example titles:

Guidance on using the assessor activities

Activity 1. Self-assessment

Activity 2. Assessment planning

Activity 3. Comparing assessment methods

Activity 4. Peer and self-assessment

Activity 5. Arriving at an assessment decision

Activity 6. Giving feedback

Activity 7. Meeting individual needs

Initial assessment screencasts

Initial assessment: Principles and benefits

Components of an initial assessment system

Handouts and CPD activities for assessors

Activity: Learning domains and apprenticeship standards

Handout and reflection: The Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)

Handout and reflection: Example assessment plan (based on The Care Certificate)

Handout and reflection: Standardisation activities for assessors 

Most popular …

End-point assessment methods

Explanations, diagrams and activities on each of the main EPA methods (35 pages total).

 

Presentation: Becoming an assessor trainer in apprenticeships

An introduction to the role of the on-programme assessor trainer that looks at examples of an apprenticeship standard, assessment plan, assessment methods and the implications for practice.

Handout and reflection: The stages of learning

A one-page introduction to the five stages within the teaching and learning cycle with reflective questions based on The best vocational trainer’s guide (2015).

Handout and reflection:  The experiential learning cycle: 

A one-page introduction to Kolb’s experiential learning cycle with reflective questions from The best vocational trainer’s guide (2015).

Activity: Embedding English, mathematics and ICT

Examples of what to do and what not to do from other trainers and assessors.

Article and reflection: Reflective writing

An article by Dr. Jenny Moon on how to write reflectively followed by questions for discussion and reflection.

Most popular … 

Handout and reflection: The teaching and learning cycle

CPD activities for internal quality assurers (IQAs) and internal verifiers (IVs)

Nine work-based activities with links to the IQA qualifications and guidance on how to use them. Successful completion of activities may provide suitable evidence towards achieving an IQA qualification. Example titles:

Guidance on using the CPD activities for IQAs

Activity 1. Self-assessment

Activity 2. Planning for internal quality assurance

Activity 3. Improving assessment practice

Activity 4. Observing assessment practice

Activity 5. Evaluating use of technology

Activity 6. Running standardisation meetings

Calculating caseloads: Activity and reflection

A one-page activity on working out assessors’ caseloads with reflective questions on current practice.

Screencast: Improving the quality of vocational assessment

A short presentation on the main responsibilities of the internal quality assurer and how you link their main activities to the quality assurance cycle.

Article: Becoming a vocational assessor

Three areas to consider if you are thinking of becoming a vocational assessor.

Slides: Becoming a vocational assessor

Powerpoint version of the article plus a summary slide at the end.

Screencast: The Post-16 Skills Plan and T-Levels – where are we now?

Looking at the implications of the Post-16 Skills Plan, concentrating on the introduction of technical qualifications (T-Levels) and what the college route looks like (updated November, 2018).

Slides: The Post-16 Skills Plan and T-Levels

Looking at the implications of the Post-16 Skills Plan: slides from the screencast.

Screencast: What about learning styles?

A critical look at what research says about learning styles and practical ways in which vocational teachers and trainers can address the issues with their learners. 

Most popular …
Screencast: The Education Inspection Framework (EIF)
  • What are the changes?
  • What are the implications for FE & Skills practitioners?
  • What next?

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