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Supporting learners effectively in maths and English – training programmes for FE learning support staff

Supporting learners in maths and English (LSAs)

As part of the Education and Training Foundation’s ongoing commitment to support and improve teaching of maths and English, we are pleased to offer a range of courses targeted at learning support staff to develop their knowledge and confidence on key parts of the maths and English curriculum, enabling them to support both teachers and learners in the classroom.

The relationship between the support assistant and teacher is vital to ensuring that learners make good progress, and these courses will provide an opportunity for support assistants and teachers to work together on building a strong and effective partnership.

These courses are based on brand-new research, with the modules offering a blended learning approach for maximum impact.

Courses

Each course is comprised of 3 subject specific modules and 1 general teaching module that can be delivered individually over 4 hours each or as a complete course.

English
This course will enable you to identify and provide effective support for learners struggling with:

  • Grammar, punctuation and spelling;
  • Reading and speaking;
  • Writing

On the course, you will:

  • Identify the key skills of the English curriculum
  • Explore methods for assessing learner progress
  • Understand how to provide effective feedback through coaching
  • Help learners develop independent mastery of essential concepts

Maths
This course will enable you to identify and provide effective support for learners struggling with:

  • Algebra and measure;
  • Number, geometry and trigonometry;
  • Probability and statistics

On the course, you will:

  • Identify the key skills of the maths curriculum
  • Explore methods for assessing learner progress
  • Understand how to provide effective feedback through coaching
  • Help learners develop independent mastery of essential concepts

Working with the teacher
Both courses share this final module, which provides an opportunity for support assistants and teachers to work together on building a strong and effective partnership. Your teacher colleague is able to attend this module for free.

Suitability

These courses are suitable for staff that support learners to develop English or maths skills, including learning support assistants, workplace assessors, progress tutors, union learning reps, and learning resource centre staff.

Pricing

Hosting a course in your organisation
You provide a minimum of 8 delegates and accept external delegates for £825

In-house
Your staff only for £1185 for up to 16 delegates

Alternatively, individual modules can be hosted for £300 for 8 delegates (with the capacity to accept additional external delegates), or £440 if it’s just for your own staff.

To discuss your requirements and book please call our team on 020 8253 8241.

Attending an external event
Places for individuals cost £50 per module or £42.50 for SET members. Book a place on the complete course, which includes 3 English or maths specific modules and ‘working with the teacher’ module, and get the 4th module free.

Book a place on English
Book a place on maths

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