Tutor CPD 8th April and more…

Tutor CPD session Monday 8th April 13.00-16.00 Stafford, Staffordshire Place 1   Please sign up asap for the remaining places on this CDP session. This is the last in our series of 3 CPD sessions this year which have looked at key areas for development in teaching practice: initial assessment and negotiating individual outcomes; questioning … Continue reading Tutor CPD 8th April and more…


Get connected! with 6 quick wins…

We'd like to invite tutors to engage with the following resources and ideas.  Start with the quick survey and see how far down the list you get! Super-quick (2-minute) survey for all ACL tutors to complete via survey monkey (anonymously) - click on the link below - this will help us plan what further support or training … Continue reading Get connected! with 6 quick wins…

End of year news

Sector news Did you know there is an Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe? This is a website which collects examples of good practice in adult education from across Europe and they recently held a conference in Birmingham –see the report here: https://ec.europa.eu/epale/en/blog/epale-uk-conference-celebrating-adult-learning The report mentions iDEA - an international online programme of easy-to-access … Continue reading End of year news

November CPD session – Initial Assessment and Information and Advice

Tutor CPD session – resources and feedback The session on Friday 9th November went very well; 12 tutors attended from 10 different providers and shared some great ideas.   The aims of the session were: to compare the effectiveness of initial assessment activities and how this impacts on delivery to develop strategies for agreeing differentiated … Continue reading November CPD session – Initial Assessment and Information and Advice

Developing YOUR skills – stretch yourself!

  As a tutor involved in adult learning, I have to say: I love learning!   I always enjoy a day out more if it gives me the chance to learn something new or develop my skills in some way – I’m thinking about a recent day to the zoo to feed the giraffes when we … Continue reading Developing YOUR skills – stretch yourself!

Be well prepared for 2018-19!

We have held a number of tutor briefing sessions over the last few weeks in venues around the county.  Many thanks to all those tutors who have attended, for coming and for your contributions to the activities and discussions.  It is your engagement that makes the sessions work. We have met 50 tutors, from 19 providers … Continue reading Be well prepared for 2018-19!

Upcoming training opportunitities

ACL tutor briefing sessions These are filling up fast.  Please book your places asap if you haven't already done so.  Details here: https://staffsacl.wordpress.com/2018/07/20/staffs-acl-tutor-briefings-2018-19-essential-briefing-for-all-tutors-book-now/ Resources from the sessions will be made available on this website after the sessions have taken place. ETF ALDD sessions: Designed to increase the awareness, capacity and expertise in the post-16 education … Continue reading Upcoming training opportunitities

Information Learning Technology – get involved!

Which group do you and your learners fit into? 89% of ACL venues have an internet connection      11% don’t (some of these are, for example, children’s centres, and have restrictions for their own reasons) 45% of non-IT sessions do have IT equipment provided for learners       55% don’t – but most have equipment for the tutor. … Continue reading Information Learning Technology – get involved!

Revisiting the Learner Journey

The aims of the session were to discuss: Improving participation, retention and attendance Using ILT to enhance learning Using individualised targets to stretch all learners including the more able Examples of British Values in practice These are all areas for improvement in our current Quality Improvement Plan, and are the areas where tutors can have … Continue reading Revisiting the Learner Journey

CPD session resources -working with supported learners – and more!

Please see the page below with all the resources and notes from the recent session: Working with Supported Learners CPD session Prevent Duty and British Values - training refresh now due! Many ACL tutors completed initial Prevent training in the autumn term of 2015. Just as safeguarding training should be updated every 2 years, Prevent Duty … Continue reading CPD session resources -working with supported learners – and more!