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Training to Teach - Sessions Available

Updated: Mar 17

What is ‘Training to Teach’?


We are delivering ‘Training to Teach’ sessions for local social work practitioners wanting to develop skills in teaching and become involved in curriculum design on social work programmes.


These training sessions do not carry academic credits, but a certificate of completion will be granted at the end of the course for CPD evidence.


This Training to teach course will be a full day of teaching followed by a half day workshop. We will run two groups/cohorts of this, Cohort A is in Stoke and Cohort B in Stafford to ensure inclusion from across the north of the region. There are 30 spaces on each session. Each of the sessions will include:


• Time in a classroom

• Time in a lecture theatre

• Tour of a simulation suite

• Time spent with members of our service user and carer group regarding cofacilitation.

Participants will then be offered a half day workshop to use their learning and facilitate a workshop with social work apprentices – participants can choose a Friday in May, June or July, depending on their area of specialism (adults, children’s, mental health).

Participants will be given a pack which will include their own learning resources as well as resources for use in a classroom environment.

Venue & Amenities:


Training will be delivered at Stoke and Stafford campus of Staffordshire University. Refreshments will be provided but not lunch.

Please note there are parking charges when parking on the university campus.

Part One of your training: Full day teaching:


This will be a day of learning on university campus which will include theoretical frameworks around teaching, learning and basic classroom management. You will experience learning activities in classrooms and lecture theatres, as well as looking around the simulation suites available to the department. It will also include input from our expert citizens around partnership working and how people with lived experience contribute to teaching and assessment within social work.


Part Two of your training: Half-day workshop:


This will be an opportunity for attendees to return to the university and contribute to a workshop with our students on the social work apprentices. This will be co-teaching with members of staff, other attendees on the course and expert citizens. It will give the attendee an opportunity to put their learning into practice and to gain feedback from students about their teaching.

Available days to attend are below (attendance is only necessary at one day).

Cohort A:

SESSION CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. THIS WILL BE REARRANGED IN DUE COURSE. Thursday 26th March 10am – 4pm, Stoke Campus, Leek Road

Then half-day workshop in May, June or July*

*Participants can choose a Friday to coincide with teaching on children’s, adults and mental health.

*NO SPACES REMAINING*

Cohort B:

Thursday 30th April 10am – 4pm, Stafford Campus, Blackheath Lane

Then half-day workshop in May, June or July*

*Participants can choose a Friday to coincide with teaching on children’s, adults and mental health.


If you are interested, please email westmidlandsteachingpartnership@coventry.gov.uk to request an application form.


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