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GCSE Curriculum Planning

GCSE Curriculum Planning

We were asked to do an online demo with a school last week as they were interested in developing their curriculum using Stedfast and we realised that we hadn’t really blogged much about developing a curriculum plan for GCSE subjects. What better time to do this as Storm Francis brings heavy rains, wind and is …

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6 Principles of Curriculum Planning for Apprenticeships

6 Principles of Curriculum Planning for Apprenticeships

Having just finished listening to the excellent Curriculum Design podcast on SecEd I was struck by how the principles that were being discussed for schools curriculum were equally applicable to apprenticeship curriculum design. In the podcast, Matt Bromley was discussing his 6 principles of curriculum design. These are: Agree the vision Set the destination Assess …

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Apprenticeship Standards and Assessment Criteria

Apprenticeship Standards and Assessment Criteria

The introduction of apprenticeship standards coupled with OfSTED’s new Education Inspection Framework has led apprenticeship providers to consider how they develop delivery programmes and associated curriculum plans. Providers need to consider how they build coherent plans that lead to a positive apprenticeship experience. They have to consider the level of delivery and what they are …

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Embedded Curriculum Plans

Embed curriculum plans into websites and learning management systems

We are pleased to announce a small update to Stedfast that allows users to embed their curriculum plans into their organisation websites or into learning management systems. This was a feature that was requested by users as they wanted to make their plans visible to learners, employers and parents. We thought that this was a …

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Planning Apprenticeship On Programme Assessment

Planning Apprenticeship On Programme Assessment

Over the last few years, there have been significant changes in the way apprenticeship providers confirm that learners have the necessary skills and knowledge to complete their programmes. When NVQs were the core delivery model, apprentices usually had to build a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate competencies. When diplomas were introduced they had to demonstrate …

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Curriculum Planning Templates

Curriculum Planning Templates

We have just added a new feature to the curriculum planning module in Stedfast that allows users to create their own activity templates. This is a really useful addition and we added it following feedback from users. When setting up a curriculum plan, users are now able to select the number of additional fields they …

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free curriculum planning checklists

Free Curriculum Planning Checklists

With some of the latest announcements from OfSTED this week regarding the introduction of the new Education Inspection Framework in less than a month, we thought it might be helpful to remind organisations that fall in scope for inspection about our Curriculum Planning Checklists. Free Curriculum Planning Checklists We have created two free checklists, one …

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Apprenticeship Delivery Effectiveness

Apprenticeship Delivery Effectiveness

OfSTED published an interesting document on 21/06/2019 – Educational effectiveness research and further education and skills. The document discusses the importance of learning and the curriculum in technical and vocational education and training (TVET). It raises a number of interesting ideas about the purpose, type and quality of knowledge and skills delivery and whether or …

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