Event Summary



Date and Time

Thursday 23 May 2024 (09:30 - 12:30)


£65.00 (£95.00 non-members)

Is your induction programme focused on motivating learners, creating aspiration and curiosity? Or, is it governed by the necessities of timetabling and access to testing?

To assist you in developing an induction programme that is both motivational and aspiring for new learners, this event will offer a range of strategies to support you in your planning process.


When the learner induction programme works well, staff reap the benefits all year. When it does not, staff may have lost their chance to create the perfect conditions for success.

This online workshop will provide a platform to not only learn but also engage and collaborate with others from across the FE and Skills sector with input provided by Tony Davis, Director, Centre of Creative Quality Improvement (CCQI).  Tony's skills and knowledge of the sector, in particular around quality and improving the learning experience for both staff and students, has enabled him to develop this informative and interactive session which focuses on a range of strategies to improve the induction process.

We know that when a learner induction programme works well, staff are able to reap the benefits all year because the perfect conditions for success are well established at the start of the learner journey. So, if you’d like to consider how to create a blueprint for outstanding induction practice, then come and join us for this informative and interactive session that will consider the following questions:

  • How are you going to firmly establish how you would like your learners to be different by the end of the induction experience?

  • What are the skills learners need right at the start of the course to enable them to achieve well on their first assignments?

  • What culture do you need to establish at the start of a programme such that all learners moderate their behaviour in line with behavioural expectations?

  • How do we agree and establish appropriate behaviours for online delivery?

Using wiki functionality, delegates will actively contribute to the development of an Induction Quality Standard (the Intent) as well as generating new approaches to crafting an immersive induction experience (the Implementation). Both wikis will collate all delegates’ ideas and be available for download after the event so that these approaches can be reviewed and evaluated (the impact).

With support from Karen Plowman, Head of Professional Development and Learning, Skills and Education Group, this event will offer an opportunity for you to share approaches with others who are responsible for assisting in the planning and preparation that is needed when welcoming a new cohort of learners.

So, why not come and join us for this online Zoom event which is sure to be both useful and engaging.


More information about our other Quality Matters Network  taking in the autumn term and which provides an update on Ofsted's current methodologies and their findings from the 2022/23 academic year can be found here: Quality Matters Network: An Ofsted Update.

Key Speakers

Tony Davis

Director, Centre for Creative Quality Improvement

Former HMI and manager of both the ALI and Ofsted Good Practice Databases.

  • How can I access the event?

    All joining instructions will be sent a day prior to the session taking place and you will either be able to join us online, or by dialling into the session.

    If you have any questions or do not receive any joining instructions please call us on 0115 854 1626.

  • Would you like this session delivered directly to your staff?

    If you would like this, or a similar session, delivered to staff within your organisation, please contact our Professional Development team to explore options.

  • Terms and conditions

    Completion of the booking constitutes a contract between yourselves and the Skills and Education Group. In order to receive a refund, all cancellations must be made in writing at least 14 days prior to the event taking place. Non-attendance will result in the place being charged at full cost. Substitutions are welcome and can be made at any time. The Skills and Education Group reserves the right to cancel or alter the event for reasons beyond its control.