New partnership offer:
50% off Tailored Training for new partners of our Functional Skills qualification pathways
What is it?
A bespoke training programme tailored to the context of a learner’s programme of study and/or occupancy. M&E Tailored Training is an opportunity for Higher Education Apprenticeship leads to evidence how they are continuously supporting the development of English skills throughout a learner’s Apprenticeship. The programme is fully adaptable and dynamic to meet the needs of each individual learner, Employer and Apprenticeship provider.
Tailored Training is also an opportunity for individuals to gain proof that their English skills are of a Level 2 standard whilst also developing and maintaining specific skills in the subject area relevant to their programme or study and/or occupancy.
Who is it for?
Aimed at existing Apprentices who achieve a low score in pre-course English initial / diagnostic assessments, the Tailored Training programme helps to refresh the skill set of learners who had the pre-requisite English qualifications to gain their place on their Apprenticeship. In addition to the learner, a key focus is supporting academic staff with ensuring English skill building is embedded within their curriculum and contextualised to ensure relevance and meaning for each learner.
Individuals who need to gain proof for their existing or prospective apprenticeship / occupancy that their English skills are of a Level 2 standard.
How does it work?
Individual learning plans are created in line with the requirements of each learner and their Apprenticeship provider / Employer. The learning plan is contextualised to ensure the English content is relevant to the learner’s occupancy and specific skills required for their Apprenticeship and existing or future employment. Guided learning activities are provided online for each learner as well as access to the M&E teaching platform where live subject matter expert tutorials are delivered at a time convenient for the learner. For learners registered on an apprenticeship, scheduling tutorials as part of the cohort’s curriculum is preferred where possible by way of ensuring the English support is seen as part of the overall learner’s journey towards End Point Assessment (EPA).
Tailored Training adopts a tiered approach to ensure each individual is provided with a learning programme specific to their existing skill set and needs:
- Tier 1
- 8 week tutor-led teaching programme consisting of a 1 hour English tutorial per week
- Aimed at learners who require a more comprehensive teaching programme to up-skill
- Tier 2
- 4 week tutor-led teaching programme consisting of a 1 hour English tutorial per week
- Aimed at learners who require a short teaching programme to up-skill
- Tier 3
- Access to the M&E self-directed learning package consisting of guided learning activities and an end point diagnostic assessment to identify progress
- Aimed at learners who have a sufficient skill set eligible to complete a self-directed refresher programme