1.1 Getting the most out of the course

If you haven't taken Part 1 of this course, it is recommended that you complete this first, before starting Part 2.

The content below is the same as in Part 1

As with anything, the more you explore the materials, the more you are likely to get out of this course however it is up to each individual how much depth they go into. 

This course can be taken in a number of formats.  Choose the one that is most suited to your circumstances.

Self-paced independent learning:

If you are just taking this course as an individual you can start at any time and work your way through the online module at a time and pace that suits you.

This option may suit individuals who:

  • Have just started in schools that have already received professional development in this area or have already taken this course.  This will allow you to access the same quality of information that your colleagues have.
  • Are interested in using the diagnostic assessments but are not in a school that currently uses them.

School, Associated School Group (ASG) or group learning:

A group of individuals, a school or an ASG may choose to use collegiate time to work through the online materials together.  It is recommended that you factor in additional time to allow for more in depth discussions and sharing/moderating assessments you have completed.  This will hopefully provide a more valuable learning experience than just using the materials alone.

Suggested Timeline:

The table below outlines a suggested timeline for completing the course.  The total duration is longer than the set course duration because it takes into account additional discussion time.

Day Sections Approximate 
1 1 to 3 1 hour Work through sections 1 to 3.
Download documents if possible.
Watch videos and discuss/reflect on follow-up questions.
2 4 1.5 hours Watch videos and discuss.
Refer to Guidance.
3 5 1.5 hours Watch videos and discuss.
4 6 + Optional Session 1 hour Review
Watch the pre-recorded 'Review and Q & A Part 2' Session. 
This provides a review of the training and explores some common errors at each level and hot to support this through teaching.
5 7
(and 8 optional)
45 - 60 minutes Complete the MODERATION TASK.
Send photo/scan of completed assessment recording sheets for the moderation task to sarah.leakey@highland.gov.uk
9 and 10 10 - 20 minutes Complete the Post-Course Questionnaire Part 2.