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Succeeding with higher level learners

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This event is only available to members of NTfW

Date and Venue:

27 February 2018 Coleg Cambria, Connah’s Quay, Deeside


10.00am – 4.00pm


£45.00 (which will include refreshments and lunch)

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This workshop will focus on preparing assessors for the delivery of Higher Apprenticeships.

Learners studying Higher Apprenticeships need to take ownership of their learning and develop their independence. But… what does this mean, for us, as assessors?

This means a different way of assessing, with more focus on developing independent research and study skills in our learners and being able to identify opportunities for project work that will make a real difference to the employer.
But higher level learners are often too busy to carry out the work!

We will also provide you with solutions to motivate your learners, and support with planning and structuring professional discussions to get the most out of your assessment sessions.

Who is this workshop for?

Assessors delivering Higher Apprenticeships

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the day, delegates would have had the opportunity to:

  • explore the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
  • explore the importance of intrinsic motivation and how we can empower some learners to switch from extrinsic to intrinsic in order to learn effectively
  • recognise the importance of teaching academic study skills, including research skills, to higher apprentices
  • explore the planning of, and methods for, carrying out professional discussions in order to maximise time both for the learner and the assessor

Ros Protheroe Portrait

Ros Protheroe

Director, Panda Education and Training

Ros has worked in the Work-based Learning sector for 17 years. She started out as an as an IT tutor helping adults back into work, gaining her PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and Training in 2005. Since then she has had roles including Lead IT trainer, Internal Verifier, Quality Manager and Senior Quality Manager. For the past three years and until August of last year, she held the role of Staff Learning & Development Manager, providing and co-ordinating development activities for over 300 staff, focussing on creative and innovative teaching and learning.

From August last year, Ros launched Panda Education & Training with her business partner and former colleague, Rachel Arnold.

Ros’ main passion and focus is ensuring vocational educators have the right support to deliver the best, most innovative and creative training possible. She is currently undertaking a Masters in Education where she is researching the impact of observations on the quality of teaching.

Rachel Arnold Portrait

Rachel Arnold

Director, Panda Education and Training

Rachel Arnold has worked in Work-based Learning for the past 17 years. She started as an Assessor and Tutor on apprenticeship and employability programmes.

In 2002, Rachel progressed to managing a small team of assessors and tutors. Through a focus on high quality of delivery to achieve learner outcomes, in 2007, she became Quality Development Director. Rachel was responsible for the quality management, curriculum and staff development for 9 years. Rachel is now a Director of Panda Education & Training and passionate about vocational skills development.

She has recently been appointed the Champion for the Creative and IT sector in Wales as part of the Inspiring Skills Excellence Wales project.

Please contact info@ntfw.org for more information or telephone
029 20495 861.

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