Literacy and English: Teaching/Training Made Easier

There are no open events scheduled for this topic. It may be run as an open event again in the future. Alternatively, we can run it as a bespoke internal event for your organisation.


Interactive & Effective ways to enable learning of Literacy & English

The progression from Key and Basic skills to Functional Skills, coupled with the 2012 inspection frameworks has put more emphasis than ever before on the need for teachers and trainers to deliver outstanding teaching, learning and assessment and also to have a thorough understanding of Numeracy Literacy and ICT themselves.

The removal of multiple choice answers and the introduction of broader subject settings for the final functional skills assessment means teachers and trainers now need the skills to enable learners to understand theory and apply it any setting; With Literacy and English this can be a real challenge.

This one day workshop is designed to help participants make the teaching, training and delivery of Literacy and English easier and more effective. Delegates from all levels of involvement and responsibility will explore how Literacy and English can be delivered in an interactive, effective and fun way. In a day packed full of activities and discussion, participants will experience real creativity with a wealth of strategies, resources and approaches.

In addition to the core focus - on ‘how to support learners effectively in developing their Literacy/English skills’ - the workshop also provides an opportunity for participants to become more confident in their own knowledge of, and approach to, teaching Literacy and English; helping them to develop their skills whilst providing examples of good practice for those tasked with observing the teaching and training of literacy and English.

For Whom

This workshop is designed for all those delivering Literacy and English skills, either as a course or through embedding within vocational qualifications. It will be of interest to representatives from all organisations delivering learning including those responsible for the quality of teaching of literacy/English, providing peer support and/or observing lessons in this area.

Delegate Feedback

'It’s a very good session with lots of ideas and meaningful information. Very worth while in attending.'
Engineering Educator, Wiltshire and Somerset Colleges' Partnership Ltd

'Great refresher of how to make classes student centred with some practical ideas to implement straightaway.'
Curriculum Manager, Waltham Forest College

'It is a useful course that prompts lots of reflection on the way I currently teach English to meet the requirments of Ofsted.'
Childcare Tutor, Hawk Training

'You so need to attend this, it has made me look and reflect on how I'm delivering FS and has re-energised me. It makes it extremely functional for the trainer.'
FS Tutor & Employability, A4E VOX Centre

'It will open your eyes and stir your creative juice. Get yourself booked on.'
OTL Manager, YMCA Training

Aims and Objectives

To become familiar with an extended range of strategies for approaching English/literacy teaching
This workshop provides participants with:


Participants will experience an extensive range of approaches for developing their understanding of literacy/English whilst exploring and exchanging ideas and approaches to use with their own learners. The workshop will provide opportunities to identify strategies and develop skills to support teaching and learning English/literacy. There will be ample opportunity to share good practice and explore interactive, fun and effective ways to raise confidence in delivering English/literacy.

1.  Literacy and English - Background and Context Setting
This short introductory session outlines the drivers behind the latest focus on Literacy and English and how high quality of teaching can enable real learning and progression.

2.  What makes a good literacy/English Teacher/Trainer?
Session 2 considers the skills and attributes that make a highly effective literacy/English teacher/trainer and demonstrates, through practical exercises and simple techniques, approaches that enable effective assessment of the teacher/trainer’s core skills set.

3.   Effective strategies for teaching English/literacy
Session 3 introduces a range of effective strategies useful for teaching English/literacy in a variety of contexts. There will be an opportunity to examine and discuss approaches to teaching Speaking, Listening, Communication, Reading and Writing as well as a chance to share in the experiences of peers whilst evaluating examples of good English teaching practice.

4. Contextualising English/literacy
Session 4 demonstrates ways in which the use of context can be used in settings to enhance recognition and promote understanding of English/literacy as well as helping to improve the motivation of learners who are finding literacy and English learning challenging

5.   Planning delivery of literacy and English in your organisation
Session 5 considers enables participants to consider how best to put the days learning into practice on their return to work

6.    Additional forms of support outside the workshop

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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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