new CPD courses to support staff delivering apprenticeships

Two new Apprenticeship Workforce Development (AWD) Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses, fully-funded by the Department for Education (@educationgovuk), have launched to support staff who deliver apprenticeships.

  • Effective Technical Teaching: Preparing for End Point Assessment Success
    This course covers how to prepare learners for employment, progress monitoring and designing successful End Point Assessment (EPA).
  • Technical Curriculum Design: Effective Curriculum Design in Practice
    This course includes the practical and theoretical skills for designing an effective curriculum to support learners from a range of backgrounds.

The AWD offer from the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) provides trainers and leaders with the teaching skills, subject knowledge and confidence needed to deliver successful apprenticeships for the benefit of learners.

Available through the ETF’s Professional Development Platform (PDP), the two courses join the four courses launched on Friday 22 January:         

  • Assessor to Teacher: Understanding How We Learn
  • Assessor to Teacher: Deciding How to Teach
  • Effective Technical Teaching: Enhancing Pedagogy and Professional Practice 
  • Apprenticeship Leadership: Developing Your Team.

The AWD online CPD is available free of charge and allows trainers and leaders to engage with the training when it is suitable for them.

The final two courses of the AWD offer will be launched in the coming weeks.

When the AWD offer launched, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, Gillian Keegan, said:

“As set out in our Skills for Jobs White Paper, this comprehensive package of professional development will support training providers to deliver higher quality teaching, curriculum design, preparation for end point assessment and overall apprenticeship management.

“This training offers an authoritative foundation in apprenticeship delivery as we ask for even better quality from our training providers. It will also give even more confidence to employers as they invest in the apprenticeship levy and help to ensure that every apprentice benefits from high-quality management and teaching.”

On the AWD launch in January, David Russell, Chief Executive of the Education and Training Foundation, said:

“Apprentices will play a vital role in helping our nation and economy recover from some of the biggest global disruptions in recent history that we are currently facing. The ETF is proud to launch our Apprenticeship Workforce Development offer to help more apprentices reach their potential by improving their training experience.

“Our offer, funded by the Government, will upskill and train those who deliver apprenticeships, helping them to excel. We encourage anyone involved in apprenticeships to take advantage of this offer for the benefit of their learners, organisations and wider society.”

Further information on the ETF and the Apprenticeship Workforce Development offer can be found on the ETF website. with the courses available on the PDP.

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