ERIC Number: ED447318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Breaking Down Barriers: Certificate in Workplace Basic Skills Training for Adult Basic Education Tutors & Co-Ordinators.
Frank, Fiona; Holland, Chris; Jeffery, Sue; Marquand, Alison; Noel, Alison
Designed to familiarize experienced and qualified basic skills tutors and coordinators with issues of teaching basic skills in the workplace in Great Britain, this course can be delivered by experienced workplace basic skills training program coordinators. It can be delivered over three days or as six half-day sessions. Each of the four units consists of a list of objectives, informational material, and exercises with suggestions for use. Unit 1, General Concepts of Workplace Basic Skills Training and Company Culture, addresses program name; adult basic education in the workplace context; differences between community- and workplace-based student groups; benefits and barriers to training; workplace reform; company culture; and cultural models. Unit 2, Making It Happen, covers training needs analysis, negotiating with a company, definitions of basic skills, steering group, and confidentiality. Unit 3, Setting It Up, concerns publicity, program outline, and delivery options. Unit 4, Developing the Learning Program, covers developing objectives and learning outcomes, mapping to accreditation, expectations and progression routes, and evaluation. Other content includes accreditation information, learning outcomes/assignments, performance criteria and evidence indicators, addresses of 10 useful organizations, and sample company checklist and training needs analysis questionnaire. (Contains 25 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Developed Nations, Educational Assessment, Foreign Countries, Inplant Programs, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Staff Development, Tutors, Workplace Literacy
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE11 7GE, United Kingdom, Web site: http://www.niace.org.uk (80 British pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)