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Delivering a Vocational Pathway that Counts - creating deep and rich learning for pupils who need a different approach

learning pathway countsThis 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. Building a vocational offer is positive evidence that the curriculum has breadth and balance and embraces the needs of all learners.

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 including a vocational curriculum offer at key stage 3, 4 or 5 will create profound opportunities for pupils who are ready for a different approach. 

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 May 2019

 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 and links with 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 focus on assessment and how to use formative approaches to build a motivational learning platform that delivers successful outcomes
  • An opportunity to discuss and plan how to deliver a vocational programme using blocks of time, local business connections and dovetailing into other programmes of study
  • 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 publish their proposed handbook for schools to be used from September 2019. There is still plenty of time to develop a new or revised vocational pathway that will support those learners who will benefit from new approaches to learning and assessment. 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. 

All our events are centrally located. Registration and refreshments are available from 9.30am for a 10.00am start, and we will finish around 3.30-4.00pm. We always provide lunch.

Prices:

First Delegate:

£295 +VAT

Second or Subsequent Delegate Price:

£245 +VAT

What our clients say about this course

  • "An extremely rewarding and action packed day, I have learnt so much from a very experienced trainer." A new Vocational Lead in an academy in Stoke on Trent
  • "This training has given me everything I need to plan the vocational learning in our school for next year. We have neglected this area and now need to build a structured curriculum again, thank you." A Head of Business and Economics from a Community High School in West London
  • "I came along for a recap and a refresher, I have received so much knowledge and information from a trainer who really understands this area of curriculum." A Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for the alternative curriculum in a large secondary school in Devon
  • "An extremely rewarding and action packed day, I have learnt so much from a very experienced trainer." A new Vocational Lead in an academy in Stoke on Trent
  • "This training has given me everything I need to plan the vocational learning in our school for next year. We have neglected this area and now need to build a structured curriculum again, thank you." A Head of Business and Economics from a Community High School in West London
  • "I came along for a recap and a refresher, I have received so much knowledge and information from a trainer who really understands this area of curriculum." A Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for the alternative curriculum in a large secondary school in Devon
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