Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment programme
Technology for learning & apprenticeship standards
Outstanding teaching, learning and assessment
Student-staff partnerships – technology for learning
A new grants programme has been launched for FE and skills providers, to explore how students and staff can work together in their understanding and use of technologies for learning.
The pilot programme, funded by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and managed by the Strategic Development Network (SDN), will commission four collaborative projects to develop and test models of student-staff partnerships.
Projects will explore what works and how best to build trainer/teacher skill and confidence in the development of student-staff partnerships and in the use of technology to support and enhance learning.
Applications are open to any FE and skills provider to lead a collaborative group of practitioners.
The full prospectus and grant application formcan be downloaded here:
Three Briefing and Collaboration webinars will be hosted, to provide an overview of the programme and to give delegates an opportunity to start forming project groups. You can register your place for these here:
The deadline for grant applications is Friday, 9th November
Any questions about the prospectus or application form can be sent: email@example.com – please note, all questions and answers will be published in an open format on this web page. Deadline for questions is 5pm on Fri, 2nd November.
The Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) programme for apprenticeships is an opportunity for practitioners to explore, understand and share what outstanding looks like in the context of new apprenticeship standards.
The introduction of apprenticeship standards, end-point assessment and the new funding regime will require a significant shift in the way teaching, learning and assessment is approached in future. The role of the trainer and assessor is changing, employers are taking a greater lead in the design and delivery of apprenticeships, and the focus is now firmly on achieving competence rather than qualifications.
The programme gives practitioners the vital space they need to explore particular changes to their practice, and establish what outstanding looks like.
Ten grant-funded collaborative projects have been commissioned, focusing on areas of practice that sit under the following themes:
Collaborative approaches to teaching/training, learning and assessment between providers and employers
Curriculum development based on the new standards
Monitoring and assessing the progress of the apprentice
Outstanding technical pedagogy in apprenticeship delivery
Over 100 apprenticeship practitioners are involved, from diverse and high-profile range of organisations – including private apprenticeship providers, colleges, universities, employers (such as British Airways, The National Theatre), local authorities, regional networks and end-point assessment organisations.
The successful projects are exploring the following:
Aim Awards Assessment
Effective preparation and delivery of end-point assessment
Developing the apprentice’s behaviours and mindset
Development of contextualised English and maths with the employer and its impact on pedagogy
Monitoring and assessing the progress of apprentices
Effective curriculum design with the employer, in the context of the workplace and job role
On-programme assessment to develop professional skills and behaviours
CMS Vocational Training (with WYLP)
Effective training planning with the employer
Sheffield Hallam University
Designing the curriculum with the employer without the qualification structure in place
Profile Development and Training (with KATO)
Induction: Designing and mapping on and off-the-job training with the employer
Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service
Effective mentoring support in the workplace
Projects are now conducting their research and will continue through to January 2018. Findings and practice will be shared in the coming months. The final set of practical and research outputs will be pulled together by SDN into an overarching Practitioner Toolkit in early 2019, supported by a series of practice-sharing webinars.