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Delivering a Vocational Learning Pathway that Counts

learning pathway counts

Building a vocational offer is positive evidence that the curriculum has breadth and balance and embraces the needs of all learners. The Progress 8 measure now includes the results from up to three vocational qualification outcomes from the third set of options. 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 is an important and enriching addition to the curriculum at Key Stage 4 and 5, it can be the right choice for learners who may find the content and method of delivery more accessible. It can also be profound evidence that the curriculum offer is fit for purpose for all learners and offers the necessary breadth and balance. It is essential to ensure that learners are given appropriate information, advice and guidance (IAG) to ensure that the curriculum offer will motivate them, is linked to their own future aspirations and allows them to achieve their full potential. Delivering a vocational pathway does require a different approach to delivering the curriculum content and those staff with responsibility for planning and delivering the various programmes of study need to have the skills, knowledge and experience to ensure independent and experiential learning leads to the right portfolio evidence for success. It is also important that the curriculum choices learners make at this stage ensure that there are progression routes for learners as they move to post 16 or post 18 provision.

  • 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
  • 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

Managers and teachers from across the subject range who are planning or delivering a vocational strand in their school or college. Those who are planning a vocational offer for the Autumn term and want to look at the implications for Progress 8, learner progression and destinations. Support staff and others who are involved in delivering vocational education and teachers who are part of the special education team, who are delivering vocational learning to learners who are working at or below a Level 1 (the current D-G GCSE). 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

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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

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  • "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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