Ask Highfield: Functional Skills Speaking & Listening webinar

Functional Skills webinarListening and responding to our customer’s needs is always top of Highfield’s agenda, and we want to offer whatever assistance we can during these challenging times. 

One area we feel we can provide real help and guidance in is functional skills speaking and listening exams, which is why we are trialling a new format of support webinar: Ask Highfield

Perhaps you would like some examples of best-practice learner support strategies for speaking and listening exams?

Or do you have questions about how best to standardise the pre-assessment briefs and assessment introductions?

Email in your questions to events@highfield.co.uk by Monday 26 April 2021 and our Principal Examiner will answer your FAQs during a live webinar broadcast on Thursday 6 May 2021.

For more information on all our events and webinars, please visit our Events page. 

Free webinars to help your business keep going

 
Next week we’ll be hosting free webinars every day to explain more on ‘Qualify from Home’, which allows you to offer candidates and clients, even those in isolation, remote e-learning, assessment and invigilation.
 
 

‘Qualify at Home’ allows you to turn home working into home learning and qualifying!

Our digital portfolio will help you to keep your business on the front foot during the COVID-19 crisis.

Offer your candidates and clients, even those in isolation, an alternative with our complete 3 step ‘Qualify at Home’ suite. 

For more info on ‘Qualify at Home’, go to https://www.highfieldqualifications.com/distance-learning

The role of the Invigilator – Highfield Webinar

The latest Highfield webinar looks at the role of the invigilator, and particularly the importance of continuing professional development (CPD).

We all understand the importance of CPD. But sometimes, it’s not always possible to find a date or location that meets your needs. That’s why we’ve introduced a series of four Admin Support webinars.

These 1-hour webinars are designed to support new and existing centre staff with the administrative tasks presented to them as one of our centres, in handy bite-sized chunks.

Topics covered in this webinar – ‘The role of the Invigilator’ – include:

  • a brief introduction to the Highfield Group
  • understanding legislation regarding exam invigilation
  • where to locate Highfield invigilation resources
  • setting up an effective exam environment
  • invigilation process prior to an exam
  • invigilation process during an exam
  • invigilation process at the end of an exam
  • potential issues or complications

Content correct on date of broadcast (11.02.20).

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below. And don’t forget to like, share and subscribe!

For more information, go to www.highfieldqualifications.com Or to view our other webinars, visit our playlist on YouTube

Update on reformed functional skills in English

Are you looking for an authoritative update on reformed functional skills in English?

Well, we’ve recently held two webinars to provide some support to anyone offering functional skills English levels 1 and 2. And now we’ve published them below for everyone to view. 

Support for functional skills English Level 1 

This short webinar is designed to provide additional support for tutors of Level 1 reading and writing, following the changes to the reformed functional skills qualifications.
 
Topics covered include:
 
  • question types and staggered answers
  • comparisons as a teaching tool
  • purpose and related vocabulary
  • the difference between features
  • meeting the needs of purpose and audience

Support for functional skills English Level 2 

This short webinar is designed to provide additional support for tutors of Level 2 reading and writing, following the changes to the reformed functional skills qualifications.

Topics covered in this webinar include:

  • question types and staggered answers
  • comparisons as a teaching tool
  • conveyance of Information, Ideas and Opinions (IIO) as a teaching tool 
  • the differences between features and devices
  • effective use of organisational markers

If there’s anything you have questions on, just leave us a comment below.

And if you like these webinars, don’t forget to check out what’s coming up over the next few months at https://centres.highfieldqualifications.com/Events/Default.aspx 

Free one-hour webinars for Highfield-approved centres

We’re holding four, FREE, one-hour webinars to support new and existing Highfield-approved centre staff with the administrative tasks presented to them as one of our centres. See details of the webinars below:

Tuesday 11 February 2020
Admin Support webinar 1 – The role of the invigilator

Tuesday 11 February 2020
Admin Support webinar 2 – RQF and regulatory requirements

Wednesday 12 February 2020
Admin Support webinar 3 – Effective quality assurance

Wednesday 12 February 2020
Admin Support webinar 4 – Interactive demo of the Highfield members’ area

For more info, go to https://centres.highfieldqualifications.com/Ev…/Default.aspx