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Tutor Training is changing: here’s what you need to know for 2022/23

by Sports Leaders,

Posted on the 01/08/2022

From Monday, 8th August 2022, SLQ Sports Leaders are introducing a number of exciting changes to our Tutor Training programme, including the requirements for Tutors and Centres.

These changes have been designed to make Tutor Training even more inclusive, flexible and accessible, creating additional opportunities for more Tutors to complete training.

Click here to find out more about the new Tutor Training.

During the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, our traditional approach to Tutor Training via face-to-face sessions became impossible. This meant switching to online webinars. These proved to be extremely popular, with record numbers of tutors taking part in training and positive feedback being received from our centres.

However, we know that it's not always easy for tutors to find a spare couple of hours, at specific times, so we've been looking at what we can do to make our training even more user-friendly.

Our thoughts? Let’s make this change permanent.

With the rise in popularity of online webinars and events, and a general shift towards remote or blended learning in the wider education landscape, we felt encouraged to update our own delivery method for Tutor Training. Using online platforms and on-demand access, we believe this approach offers the flexibility and accessibility that our tutors need to deliver the best programmes and awards possible.

A digital-first approach

The new model for Tutor Training will feature a series of short videos that will be accessible via online channels and available to view at any time. The information presented in these videos is supported by new e-Learning modules, providing Tutors with the opportunity to keep their professional development fresh and up-to-date from the comfort of their own work setting or home.

In order to achieve Trained Tutor status, it is essential to complete each e-Learning module and associated Knowledge Check (more info below). After passing the necessary modules, successful Tutors can download and print a certificate to acknowledge completion.

Switching to online delivery and learning also recognises the strain currently placed on budgets and Tutors’ time by reducing the need to travel for in-person training – a win for budget holders and climate activists alike!

There is no longer a requirement for Tutor/Assessors to refresh their training every two years.

Instead, a more personalised and individualised approach will be used, with Centres receiving support based on any needs identified during their Quality Assurance Review. All Tutors will be able to access the new videos and complete a Knowledge Check (a simple set of question that ask you about the video you will have just watched) to stay on top of their own learning.

Moving to an e-Learning approach is an exciting development for Tutor Training and we are looking forward to working with our network of Centres and Tutors to support even more young people to realise their potential.

More details will be announced from Monday, 8th August via and our Twitter feed, @SportsLeaders – follow us to see great examples of our tutors and learners in action!

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