Ongoing Professional Development Series

 

Introducing the ‘QED Professional Development Series’ programme.

This ‘Professional Development Series’ is Level 5; 60 Credits.

Building on our successful ‘Train the Trainer’ programme QED Associates is proud to announce the next level in developing the skills and expertise of your academic staff.  The QED Professional Development Series programme provides the 60 credit, level 5 National Certificate in Adult Education and Training through a series of level 5 & 6 modules.

The Programme takes over where the level 4 Train the Trainer programme leaves off and achievements from that programme can be cross credited to the new level five programme.

The inspiration for this innovation has come from existing participants requesting more training options with QED Associates.

Please note that many credits gained on QED’s Train the Trainer programme are able to cross credit to this level 5 programme, specifically for Unit Standards 7091, 7093, 20469, 11551 and 11552. Other possible cross credits can be agreed through QED’s  APLES process (Assessment of Prior Learning, Education and Skills).  

Modules:

1: Planning and preparing for training

This covers Unit Standards 7093*: Design learning sessions for adults, and 7091*: Establish a culturally safe and inclusive learning environment for adults in NZ’s cultural setting.  Total 10 credits (2 days face to face)

The workshop will enable you to:

 

  • Design and plan well structured training sessions
  • Write SMART learning outcomes
  • Plan delivery and assessment processes of learning sessions
  • Review effectiveness of learning sessions
  • Develop ways to successfully train people from other cultures
  • Identify barriers to learning and strategies to combat them.

 

2: Demonstrate knowledge of theoretical models of adult learning and facilitate interactive training/learning 

This covers Unit Standards 7097 Facilitate Interactive Learning for Adult Learners and 7102 Demonstrate knowledge of theoretical models of adult learning.  Total 16 credits (2 days face to face)

The workshop will enable you to:

 

  • Outline and link learning theories to learning contexts 
  • Critically analyse the concepts and applications of learning styles within adult learning contexts
  • Prepare to facilitate interactive learning sessions for adult learners
  • Facilitate interactive learning sessions for adult learners
  • Review interactive learning sessions for adult learners.

 

3: Develop assessment materials 

This covers Unit Standard 11552.  Total 8 credits (1 day face to face)

The workshop will enable you to:

 

  • Match the level of the assessment to the standard/course component.
  • Develop valid assessment activities
  • Select appropriate assessment methods
  • Develop Marking scheme and evidence and judgment statement t
  • Structure assessments for easy access by students
  • Include moderation considerations when designing assessments
  • Get feedback on your assessment designs.

 

4: Improve professional practice and evaluate adult education sessions

This covers Unit Standards 20469* Evaluate adult learning sessions and 7110 Improve professional knowledge & practice in adult education and training.  Total 13 credits (2 days face to face)

The workshop will enable you to:

 

  • Explain learning session evaluation aims and methods
  • Use a range of evaluation feedback models to gather information on the effectiveness of training 
  • Implement and analyse learning session evaluations
  • Critically reflect on own practice in adult education and training.
  • Work with stakeholders to improve own professional knowledge and practice
  • Review own professional knowledge and practice.

 

5: Carry out training needs analysis and design a course for adult education and training 

This covers Unit Standards 7094 Design a Course for adult education and training and 7105 Carry out training needs analysis for an adult group.  Total 20 credits (2 days face to face)

The workshop will enable you to:

 

  • Formulate course rationale for an adult education and training course.
  • Design and plan an adult education and training course 
  • Determine course content 
  • Plan course assessment 
  • Review designed course 
  • Plan a training needs analysis for an adult group
  • Conduct a training needs analysis for the adult group
  • Develop and present training recommendations for the adult group
  • Review the training needs analysis process.

 

6: Moderate Assessment materials and decisions

This covers Unit Standard 11551 Moderate Assessment.  Total 8 credits (2 days face to face)

The workshop will enable you to:

 

  • Identify valid assessments that are at the correct level
  • Identify internal and external moderation models and their applications
  • Moderate assessment materials
  • Verify correct assessment decisions
  • Record and report moderation data.

 

*Core Unit Standards

 

Total Credits required: 60

Costs: per 2 day module $650 +GST.  1 day module $450 +GST  

In house packages are available at special rates.

Contact admin@qedassociates.co.nz to secure a place on your first module.