Making Learner Induction Fun and Effective (FE & Skills)
The induction is usually the first experience new learners have with your organisation. It can significantly influence their first impressions and inevitably, their thoughts on what the forthcoming learning experience might be like. It is important that it is not perceived by learners as a 'signing forms, and being lectured at’ exercise, rather than a 'getting learners motivated and excited about their programme' exercise; the results impact on many areas of your business - not least, improving retention and achievement.
Unfortunately, all too frequently Learner Satisfaction surveys show that the learners’ experience of induction was - not to put too fine a point on it – BORING!!!
It does not have to be that way!
Inductions are not just a hoop to jump through; with the right structure and presentation the induction phase can help motivate and enthuse learners, encourage them to continue with their programme in a positive way and simultaneously introduce them to the key underpinning knowledge - helping them both understand and retain the information.
This intensive and practical one-day workshop has been designed for managers and other staff who have responsibility for the management of Learner Inductions across the Further Education sector. This includes FE Colleges, Apprenticeship and NVQ Providers, 6th Forms & 6th Form Colleges. It can also provide ideas for DWP programme Inductions
The workshop focuses on institution and learning programme inductions, including group and one-to-one inductions. It will also look at the use of ICT to enhance delivery. Subject specific inductions are not included.
This workshop is designed to help participants design and develop more enjoyable and effective learner inductions.
Participants’ should be able to describe and explain
- the importance of defining clearly what an induction process has to achieve.
- the benefits of using Blending and Integration to significantly increase the relevance of inductions to learners.
- how to avoid the pitfalls that lead to boring and ineffective inductions.
- how the use of ICT can significantly enhance different aspects of the induction process.
- how to create effective and stimulating one-to-one inductions, including programme inductions that take place in the workplace and 'late enroller' inductions.
- the importance of and how to design inductions around the needs of the learners.
- the benefits of involving learners in the design of induction activities.
- how to create induction games and stimulating activities.
- the issues involved in designing inductions for learners moving from year 1 to year 2 in a programme or from one level to a higher level e.g. NVQ level 2 to NVQ level 3.
- the benefits of certifying an induction programme.
Learning will be facilitated through:
- Presentation of examples of good practice
- Group and individual problem solving exercises
- Practical exercises in induction game and activity development
- Tutor feedback to individuals
- Sharing experiences with other participants.
Internal Staff Training and Development
This training workshop, along with most of our other best practice training workshops, can be delivered as an internal training course at your premises. Even with groups as small as 6-8 delegates, the course fees per person for internal training workshops can be lower than for open events. The potential savings are even greater, if the travel time and the travel costs of the delegates are included.
Running training workshops internally is very convenient and it allows the participants to explore how key issues will impact on them and their organization. Then as a team they can begin to agree upon a development action plan, with priorities. This approach is favoured by many of our clients as it combines a high quality service with excellent value for money and is a highly effective route for staff development.
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Certificates of Professional Development.
This course is recognised for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations including the Law Society, the CIM, the CMI, the ICAEW, the Institute of Learning and the CIPD. Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued by email to participants who successfully complete this course. These certificates will enable participants to evidence the update of their CPD records. The workshop will consider how to best apply the knowledge gained by the delegates upon their return to the workplace. This element of the programme is designed to maximise the benefits of attending and enable participants to make valued judgments when recording CPD activities