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Organisation Description

We are an education and training provider, meeting the needs of thousands of employers, adults and school leavers every year and contributing at the heart of our communities. With an income of over £50m each year, the RNN Group includes three colleges of career-focused further and higher education and five training organisations. We educate school leavers, undergraduates, employees and those re-joining the workforce.

In total, we employ or engage over 1,500 staff to educate and train over 16,000 people each year, including over 4,000 apprentices. We work at the centre of our local communities, contributing to civic life and economic renewal. Through events, volunteering and charitable efforts, we reach out to individuals and groups.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • RNN Group Curriculum Team Leadership (CTL) Programme

    Training Course | RNN Group

    RNN Group

    This is a practical; step-by-step programme exploring the performance requirements and strategies for successful curriculum team leadership. Over the course of 8 weeks; delegates will build and reflect on leadership and management skills; whilst practicing and designing methods and activities to support successful team operations. Delegates will examine key quality improvement processes and consider the ways in which these support staff to share practice and underpin improvements. Delegates will conclude the course by consolidating their learning under the theme of measuring progress and reflect on the tools and understanding needed by staff to ensure all learners are supported to achieve.

  • Unlocking Teaching; Learning & Assessment

    Training Course | RNN Group

    RNN Group

    A practical programme run over 5 sessions designed to develop strategies and practice which ensure high quality; student-focussed teaching and learning experiences.

  • Target setting – with and for learners

    Workshop | RNN Group

    RNN Group

    Encouraging student ownership of target setting and equipping them with the tools and knowledge to set achievable and stretching targets is the aim of this session. Staff will explore ways in which they can help learners identify what they want to achieve and encourage autonomy in applying this regular practice to their learning.

  • Questioning; Feedback and Feed-forward

    Workshop | RNN Group

    RNN Group

    Using a “mastery learning” approach this session explores how planning and delivering learning in accessible units with clearly defined objectives will underpin learners’ achievement of high grades. Focussing on mastery learning principles in questioning and feedback this session will improve the impact of feedback and feedforward.

  • Planning for Learning

    Workshop | RNN Group

    RNN Group

    Designed to explore a variety of approaches to planning for learning and assessment this session is filled with resources and strategies to help meet the individual needs of learners and plan for their progress.

  • Observation training

    Workshop | RNN Group

    RNN Group

    A session to help staff develop their observation and report writing skills.

  • Measuring Progress – from initial assessment to achievement

    Workshop | RNN Group

    RNN Group

    All learners are expected to make demonstrable progress during their time in Further Education. This session explores the importance of on-going initial assessment; the application of learning objectives and practical tools to support students’ understanding of progress over time.

  • Spotting Opportunities - British Values through the curriculum

    Workshop | RNN Group

    RNN Group

    Exploring and practicing British Values is a statutory requirement for all learners in Further Education. This workshop unpicks easy methods through which all staff can incorporate and highlight these values in their curriculum.

  • Accelerated Assessment

    Workshop | RNN Group

    RNN Group

    Self-assessment when used very frequently; has been shown to double attainment through focussing the mind on improvement and increasing student ownership. (G.Petty) This interactive session explores a variety of self-assessment tools and resources which promote peer-peer assessment and individual progress.