General items


This page includes items which all teachers, trainers, observers, assessors and quality assurers may find useful. Most of these resources are also available by clicking on the relevant qualification unit on this page.

Please scroll down for:

  • Teaching, learning and assessment - general items
  • Help with study
  • Documents for observers, assessors and internal quality assurers
  • Templates for teachers
  • Equality and Diversity
All resources have been updated between October and December 2017. Prices have not increased since 2012.

Teaching, learning and assessment

If you can't find what you want on this page, please try the following pages:

Teaching and learning     Assessment     Internal quality assurance     External quality assurance


Checklist for teaching, learning and assessment (£1.50)
(Ref HC012)
4 pages containing over 100 questions based on the teaching, learning and assessment cycle. It should help all teachers ensure they are performing their role effectively.

Tips for teachers and trainers (£1.00) 

** NEW **

(Ref H9051)

Approximately 30 tips to help new and existing teachers and trainers perform their role effectively with learners.


Checklist for verbal, listening, non-verbal and written communication (£1.00)
(Ref HC003)
3 page checklist containing approximately 70 aspects to help improve verbal, listening, non-verbal and written communication skills.  

Table of teaching and learning approaches and activities (£2.00)
(Ref U9050)
5 pages of information detailing over 80 different approaches and activities with a description of each. Some examples of strengths, limitations and individual needs are included.


Table of assessment methods & activities: strengths and limitations (£2.50)
(Ref A9051)
14 pages of information detailing over 45 different assessment methods & activities, along with the strengths and limitations of each.

Table of Assessment types (£1.50)
(Ref A9050)
3 pages of information detailing over 40 different assessment types.


The teaching, learning and assessment cycle (£1.00)
(Ref H9015)  
2 pages of information explaining the five aspects of the teaching, learning and assessment cycle, with a diagram showing the stages. 

Table of resources which can be used for teaching, learning and assessment (£1.00)
(Ref H9012)  
1 page table listing over 100 resources which can be used for teaching, learning  and assessment purposes.


Functional Skills (£1.00)
(Ref Z9001)
3 page handout explaining what Functional Skills are and giving examples of how to embed them when teaching. Includes a list of useful references and websites.

Table of objectives (£1.00)
(Ref U9053)
2 pages of information detailing over 200 different objectives, plus a table containing examples of objectives at different levels of learning.


Minimum core personal skills checklist 

(in Word) (£2.00)
(Ref ATMC01)
3 pages containing all the personal skills which a teacher must demonstrate for literacy, language, numeracy and ICT.



Help with study


A beginner’s guide to referencing (£2.50)
(Ref M9063A)
5 pages of easy to follow guidance with examples of how a reference should appear within text and in a reference list, as well as suitable texts and websites for further information. 

Glossary of terms (£1.00)
(Ref H9004)

5 pages listing over 100 educational and training terms with their definitions, in an A-Z format.


Educational abbreviations and acronyms (£1.00)
(Ref H9005)
3 pages listing over 150 educational abbreviations and acronyms in an A-Z format.

Verbs used in The Award’s (AET) assessments with their meanings (£1.00)
(Ref H9014A)
1 page table listing 34 different verbs for the AET with their meanings, for example: describe; devise; explain; identify etc.


Verbs used in the Certificate’s (CET) units with their meanings (£1.00)
(Ref H9014C)
1 page table listing the 15 different verbs for the mandatory units of the CET, for example: analyse, explain; review, use etc.



Documents for observers, assessors and quality assurers


Micro-teach Observation checklist for teachers/assessors of the Award (AET)

(in Word) (£2.50)
(Ref AT008A)
3 page template. Can easily be adapted to suit your own requirements and includes the relevant assessment criteria.

Observation checklist for the Certificate in Education and Training (in Word) (£4.00)
(Ref HC013) 
6 page template with detailed aspects and comment boxes. Guidance notes are included. Can easily be adapted to suit your own requirements.


Observation and question checklist for assessment unit: 
Assess occupational competence in the work environment 

(in Word) (£4.00)
(Ref AC002) 
4 page template with detailed information and questions for each of the assessment criteria. Can easily be adapted to suit your own requirements. 

Observation and question checklist for assessment unit: Assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding 

(in Word) (£4.00)
(Ref AC003) 
4 page template with detailed information for observing and asking questions for each of the assessment criteria. Can easily be adapted to suit your own requirements. 


Observation and question checklist for IQA unit: 
Internally assure the quality of assessment (in Word) (£4.00)

(Ref IC002) 
5 page template with detailed information  for observing and asking questions. Can easily be adapted to suit your own requirements.

Observation and question checklist for IQA unit: 
Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility 

(in Word) (£4.00)
(Ref IC003) 
4 page template with detailed information  for observing and asking questions. Can easily be adapted to suit your own requirements.


A full set of assessment records 

(in Word) (£3.00)
(AT001)
5 templates with instructions for you to amend to suit your own requirements:
Initial & diagnostic assessment, action plan, assessment plan, feedback and action record, assessment tracking sheet.

 
 

Completed examples of the assessment records in AT001 

(£4.00)

(Ref A9059)



A full set of IQA plans and records 

(in Word) (£3.00)          (Ref AT006)

7 templates with instructions. Includes: Observation Plan, Meeting and standardisation plan, Sample plan and tracking sheet, Assessor delivery checklist, Assessor observation checklist, Learner discussion checklist, Internal quality assurance sample report, and a meeting Agenda.  

 
 

Completed examples of the IQA plans and records in AT006

(£4.00)

(Ref I9016)



Standardisation record (in Word) (50p)
(Ref AT002)
2 page template which can be used to document the standardisation of assessment decisions.

 

Completed example of the standardisation record in AT002

(£1.50)

(Ref A9062)



Preparing for an EQA visit (£1.50) 

* * NEW * *
(Ref I9018)
4 pages of information regarding an EQA visit, along with a checklist of what to prepare in advance of the visit.



Templates  


Induction checklist 

(in Word) (£1.00)
(Ref AT061)
1 page template listing over 60 aspects which could be covered during the induction process. Can easily be revised to meet any organisational requirements. 

Initial assessment form (in Word) (£2.00)
(Ref AT018B) 
2 page template with 10 initial assessment questions for potential applicants to complete. Can be used to gain information prior to learners commencing. 


Scheme of work 

(in Word) (50p)
(Ref AT014)
1 page template with relevant headings to help structure the content of a scheme of work. Can easily be adapted to suit your own requirements.

Session plan  

(in Word) £1.00

(Ref AT007)
1 page template with relevant headings to help structure the content of a session plan. Can easily be adapted to suit your own requirements.


Group profile 

(in Word) (£1.00)
(Ref AT024) 
1 page template to add details regarding individual learners. It includes columns for: name, age, gender/ethnicity, learner preferences, prior skills/knowledge, initial and diagnostic assessment results, learning/learner needs/support requirements, barriers/challenges, attendance & behaviour concerns, additional targets.

Programme/course evaluation 

(in Word) (£1.00)
(Ref AT015) 
1 page template with 13 questions for learners to answer, with responses of 1-4 for each. Can easily be adapted to suit your own programme or course evaluation requirements.


Icebreaker - Bingo 

(in Word) (50p)
(Ref AT016)
1 page template containing 25 questions in a bingo grid which can be used as an icebreaker activity with learners.

Icebreaker – Getting to know you 

(in Word) (50p)
(Ref AT017)
1 page template containing seven short questions which can be asked in pairs, enabling learners to introduce each other to the group.



Equality and Diversity


Equality and diversity – glossary of terms (£1.50)
(Ref I9011)
5 page glossary of approximately 100 terms relating to equality and diversity.

Identifying inequality (50p)
(Ref H9001)
1 page of information regarding inequality, with a table of 10 primary and 18 secondary characteristics.


Learner differences (50p)
(Ref H9002)
1 page of information regarding learner differences, with a table of 36 examples.

Ways to promote inclusion (50p) 

** NEW **
(Ref H9007)
2 pages of ways to promote inclusion. Related to the teaching, learning and assessment cycle. Includes approximately 50 examples.


Ways to promote and advance equality (50p)
(Ref H9003)
3 pages of information regarding various ways to promote and advance equality. Related to the teaching, learning and assessment cycle. Includes approximately 70 examples.

Promoting appropriate behaviour and respect (£1.50)
(Ref G9008)
4 pages covering • What is appropriate behaviour of the teacher? • What is appropriate behaviour of learners? • Ways to improve appropriate behaviour • What is respect? • Ways to improve respect • Reading list • Website list


Promoting equality and valuing diversity (£1.50)
(Ref G9007A)
5 pages covering • What is equality? • Equality Act (2010) • Protected Characteristics • Types of discrimination • What is diversity? • Valuing equality and advancing diversity • Ways to promote equality and value diversity • Reading list • Website list

Checklist for advancing equality and diversity (£1.50)
(Ref HC004)
A comprehensive 4 page checklist containing over 70 questions based on the teaching and learning cycle. It should help all teachers ensure they are working towards the requirement of advancing equality and diversity.


Safeguarding, Prevent Duty and British Values (£1.00) 

** NEW **
(Ref H9008)
4 page handout explaining what Safeguarding, The Prevent Duty and British Values are, along with examples of how to promote British Values when teaching. Includes a list of useful references and websites.

Safeguarding and Every Child Matters (£1.00)
(Ref H9013)
4 page handout explaining what Safeguarding and Every Child Matters (ECM) are, along with examples of how to embed ECM when teaching. Includes a list of useful references and websites.