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Delivering a Vocational Learning Pathway - Two live webinar sessions looking in depth at delivering high quality vocational learning

This event will run:- 

as morning sessions from 10.00 until 12.30 over two weeks

or as twilight sessions from 16.00 to 18.30 over two weeks

The intervening week can be used for reflection, collaboration and an opportunity to share with colleagues the learning from the first session to review some of the valuable resources and materials that will help to shape future planning.

This online course will provide a unique and in-depth focus on how to plan and deliver a vocational pathway for those pupils who may find the content and method of delivery more accessible, more interesting and more rewarding. Building a vocational offer is positive evidence that the curriculum has breadth and balance and embraces the needs of all learners. Take time during the time available before all pupils return in September to build a deeper understanding of how vocational learning can enrich the curriculum and create challenge and profound opportunities for many pupils who need something to offset the purely academic study.

The current focus on the curriculum and how it is delivered to ensure parity for all learners puts this course firmly in the spotlight. We provide curriculum leaders and subject specialists with the opportunity to consider how a vocational curriculum offer at key stage 3, 4 or 5 will create profound opportunities for pupils who are ready for a different approach. We look at the value of vocational learning as a means of ensuring equality for all learners and a clear indication of inclusivitiy where learners become highly motivated and engaged as part of a clear focus on their future opportunities.

"In evaluating the school's educational intent, inspectors will look at factors that contribute most strongly to pupils receiving an effective education that enables them to achieve highly. One of these factors is,

"There is a high academic/vocational/technical ambition for all pupils, and the school does not offer disadvantaged pupils or pupils with SEND a reduced curriculum"

OFSTED 2020

 The Progress 8 measure now includes the results from up to three vocational qualification outcomes from open area of choice. For a learner more suited to this way of working the potential for success is profound for both the individual and the school. Vocational learning requires a different kind of pedagogy and demands that the learner develops a range of independent learning skills that steer them towards solutions focused levels of response. The approach to assessment is ongoing and includes the development of a portfolio of evidence that shows how the learner has made progress, moved from one level to the next and has demonstrated that the work they produce is based on their own ability to enquiry, sift and select relevant information and find solutions to challenges they are set.

  • A review of the most recent vocational qualifications that count as part of Progress 8 and an overview of the intricacies of Progress 8 and how vocational learning can impact on success for the school and the learner
  • A focus on how the new vocational qualifications can be brought to life through highly effective classroom-based delivery models, work-related learning and links with the community, business and other stakeholders
  • An in-depth look at the pedagogical approaches that support independent and applied learning that lead to powerful portfolio work and the ability to achieve higher grades in vocational learning and within other subjects as well
  • A review of how vocational learning creates powerful evidence that the curriculum offers parity for all learners, helps to create cross curricular connections and deepens learners skills that will dovetail across other subjects
  • A focus on assessment and how to use formative approaches to build progression and a motivational learning platform that delivers successful outcomes
  • An opportunity to discuss and plan how to deliver a vocational programme that uses innovative classroom strategies, blocks of time, local business connections and technology
  • Time to review what is available in relation to the context of each individual school setting and time to plan how to move forward or build on what already exists including looking at opportunities for progression

Who will benefit from attending this course?

Managers and teachers from across the subject range who are planning to or are delivering a vocational strand in their school or college. This event is particularly pertinent as OFSTED,s new handbook is being used in schools.  Having a vocational pathway is clear evidence that the curriculum has breadth and depth, takes account of the needs of all learners and ensures parity for those pupils who may need more that an academic learning route. This event will provide innovative and new content for both those new to vocational learning and those who are already delivering a vocational curriculum.  It will also be useful for support staff and others who are involved in working alongside those who are delivering vocational education.  Level 1 and entry level vocational qualifications can support pupils with SEND and teachers who are part of the special education team or who are working in a special school and who are delivering vocational learning will benefit from time to think about how they teach and which approaches to use.  Whether those attending have delivered vocational subjects previously or not, this event will provide a wealth of new and relevant information to support vocational learning in any setting. 

Prices:

First Delegate:

£195 +VAT

Second or Subsequent Delegate Price:

£175 +VAT

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What else

Have a look at our latest newsletter: CPD in a Virtual World - online learning for educators

For the forseeable future online learning is the way forward. We are developing two pathways to support staff in schools and colleges both in the UK and internationally

We currently have six programmes that sit on a MOODLE platform where a school or college can buy the course to use with their teams or with the whole staff. 

We are also offering a range of our courses for individual staff using a ZOOM interface where a member of staff can access training for themselves.  These standalone courses that provide the delegate with an opportunity to learn with a trainer on a given date or dates.

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Have a look at our latest newsletter: CPD in a Virtual World - online learning for educators

For the forseeable future online learning is the way forward. We are developing two pathways to support staff in schools and colleges both in the UK and internationally

We currently have six programmes that sit on a MOODLE platform where a school or college can buy the course to use with their teams or with the whole staff. 

We are also offering a range of our courses for individual staff using a ZOOM interface where a member of staff can access training for themselves.  These standalone courses that provide the delegate with an opportunity to learn with a trainer on a given date or dates.

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