Maintaining Learner Progress

Christopher Lindridge
4th January 2021

This reflection was contributed as a submission for a 2 Star Badge in Connected and Effective (Adopting)

Give a brief description of your work context and responsibilities, e.g. your teaching background, experience, type of organisation (e.g. FE college, ACL), subject/curriculum you teach/lead, your learners (skills level, any particular inclusion needs, age range of group, size of group)

The establishment which I currently work within is a Large FE College where we also deliver HE and WBL programmes within the engineering sectors (Mechanical and Electrical). I currently deliver programmes to level 3 full time learners and Apprentices within the Electrical discipline and have the responsibility for the Apprentice provision and its structure for the curriculum delivery. My... more

How did you use the learning from this module in your teaching context?

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic a number of the apprenticeship groups have switched to a fully online delivery model due to employer restrictions not allowing learners to attend college. A number of the apprentices in the engineering group which I deliver upon are mature learners (24+) and as such are not as familiar with the remote delivery packages. To alleviate this I held a session... more

What worked well?

Being able to develop and deliver assessment methods and tracking to determine and evaluate learner progress whilst delivering on an online platform was a great benefit. This worked very well as it ensured that the learners remained engaged and also meant that learners where aware of their own progress and that they could see the assessment process for themselves in a transparent manner.

What would you do differently next time?

As some of the learners proved to be less engaged than others in the group if I were to begin the process from the start I would ensure that all learners where fully aware of the expectations and how the sessions and assessments had been designed to support them and assist them in fulfilling their potential.

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Learner Engagement Remote Working Assessment Progress

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