Effective Tracking & Management of Learner Progress
Effective use of milestones, progress tracking and staff performance review to improve learner achievement and success rates
Learner success rates have a major influence on inspection scheduling, inspection results and contract performance review - and since these affect cash flow and finance, ensuring performance targets are achieved and improved on in successive years is crucial for all learning providers
Although most organisations and operational/centre managers track learner performance at a high level their awareness of overall success and achievement rates is a historical picture of performance. When current performance is below target it is difficult to change the situation and almost impossible once learners have left courses or programmes without completing or even just gone “out of funding”.
However, effective progress tracking systems using appropriate milestones, ensure that the organisation knows precisely, on a month by month basis, which:
- Learners are not where they should be, in relation to their NVQ, Key/Functional Skills, Technical Certificate, and by how much
- Learners are where they should be, and which ones are ahead and by how much
- Assessors and subject Tutors (Key Skills, Technical Certificate etc), are having difficulties progressing learners at the expected rate
- Assessors and subject Tutors are performing very well or better.
With this type of performance information, managers are in a position to take precise action to ensure that ‘at risk’ learners, do not become early leavers, and that any staff who need support are identified quickly.
Any level of learner drop out is damaging to the learner’s well-being and the organisation’s income and contract renewal/extension opportunities. This workshop will ensure that participants are able to identify how progress tracking and Assessor and performance management can be further developed to ensure optimum performance. In simple terms the workshop will help participants ensure that their organisations are doing all they can to keep learners on track to achievement.
This intense and highly interactive workshop is for managers with responsibility for maximising learner progress, success and achievement within training programmes. The main focus of the workshop is Apprenticeships and NVQ type programmes
To enable participants to design and implement effective learner progress tracking, and Assessor performance management systems. As a result of attending this workshop participants will be able to describe and explain:
- The function and value of Learning Programme Progress Milestones
- How milestones link to Performance Targets and effective learner progress tracking
- Different methods of producing “Progress Milestone Performance Targets”
- Individual and Group approaches to the use of Milestone Performance Targets
- How to use spreadsheets to monitor learner progress
- How percentage progress data can be calculated from Milestone Performance Targets
- How accountability for learner progress is ensured through effective performance management
- How to achieve effective Assessor work planning and management
- How to improve Assessment Planning and link it to Milestone Performance Targets
- How to develop greater learner commitment to the Assessment process
Delivery of progress tracking will involve interactive discussions, practical group problem solving exercises, case study analysis, and individual learning activities focused on:
- What Learning Programme Progress Milestones are and how they can be best used?
- What Progress Milestone Performance Targets are and how they related to milestones and facilitate precise identification of learner progress?
- How spreadsheets can be used to facilitate both individualised learner progress tracking and group focus learner progress tracking, and calculating accurate percentage progress figures?
- Developing management systems so that there is direct accountability for learner progress and effective Assessor work planning and management
- The value of ensuring that Assessment Planning is linked to Milestone Performance Targets.
- Techniques to improve learner commitment to the Assessment process.
Learning will be facilitated through:
- Practical analysis and evaluation of methods, tools and techniques
- Tutor feedback to individuals
- Participants’ critical evaluation of their organisation’s approach to managing learner progress tracking
- Group and individual problem solving exercises
- Comparative analysis of their organisation’s practices, with the experience and arrangements used by other workshop participants’ organisations.
Internal Staff Training and Development
This workshop, as with most of our good practice workshops, can be delivered on your premises. This approach is favoured by many of our clients as it provides a quality, value-for-money and highly effective route for staff development.
Running workshops internally, allows participants explore how key issues will impact on them and their organization and as a team begin to agree development action and priorities.
Typical costs for a one day good practice workshop, excluding VAT, are just £1290 + £30/person. Even with groups as small as 6 costs per person costs for internal workshops are lower than attending our open events and savings increase further when delegate travel-time costs and convenience are factored in.
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- Apprentice Recruitment and Initial Assessment - Getting it Right
- Developing and Monitoring the Quality of Learner Progress Reviews for Mgrs
- Effective Tracking & Management of Learner Progress
- Learner Reviews for Practitioners
Certificates of Professional Development.
Formal Certificates of Development will be issued, by post, to participants who complete this workshop. These certificates will detail the key learning aims and the face-to-face learning hours undertaken, enabling participants to update their CPD records and logs accordingly. The workshop also allows time, during the day, for participants to reflect on and record their personal learning development and consider how best to apply the knowledge gained on return to work. This element of the programme is designed to maximise the benefits from attending and enable participants to make better review judgments when recording their CPD activities.