Essay on Planning to meet the needs of Learners in Education and Training - CET

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Assignment 2
Sarah Brown
Planning to meet the needs of Learners in Education and Training
Part 1
According to The Excellence Gateway (accessed 12/7/14) “initial assessment and diagnostic assessment is needed for each learner in order to find a starting point, or baseline for learning. It makes possible development of the learning plan”. Initial assessment and diagnostic tools can serve two purposes, firstly to assess potential students’ academic ability in relation to national standards. This will then dictate support required for targets and progression. Secondly initial and diagnostic assessments can be used for higher level qualifications where there are pre-requisites to ensure that the standard is up to the required level for that
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Throughout the course I do a lot of refresher lessons which enables the students to remember the tasks they have already done and helps to keep their minds active and focused on their work.
Although differentiation plays a big part in inclusive learning, the most productive learning happens when students are involved in deciding how their own learning happens. Within each taught session at Nacro the trainer/teacher includes a section for students to complete, where feedback can be provided. The feedback can also be in the form of a general discussion or a question and answer to see if they had understood the session. Also the use of the reflective diary on learner/passport gives a chance to seek out their strengths and weakness and it’s a good check on their progression throughout the course. Bimonthly reviews are carried out where questions are asked about the student’s welfare and experience within Nacro and their vocational area. The review also contains personal targets which are agreed between the learner and the tutor. The following review corresponds to the targets set in the last review to see if the targets have been achieved and sets mini targets for the next 2 weeks. Students are always welcomed to discuss any problems they are having and Nacro or outside of Nacro. Nacro has designated safeguarding officers so any relevant issues can be recorded and investigated further. The students needs can be great and a tutor must be aware at all