Learning Coach Section One

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August 14, 2012

Learning Coach Section One



August 14, 2012


  1. Learning Coach Training 1 Delivering Learning Coaching Functions in an

    Organisation Session One
  2. Learning Pathways 14-19 Guidance II 2006 Element Desciption Individual Learning

    Pathway Individually tailored leading to approved qualifications at the appropriate level at the right time to meet the needs of the learner Wider Choice and Flexibility Wider choice of relevant options from a range of domains, and greater flexibility to vary speed and direction of pathway The Learning Core Wider learning consisting of the skills, knowledge, understanding, values and experiences learners will need Learning Coach Entitlement to learning support: opportunity to discuss learning and progress on a regular basis Personal Support Access to personal support when needed: self-referral or by agreement with the learner, referral by someone else Careers Advice and Guidance Impartial careers advice and guidance to inform the individual’s Learning Pathway 2
  3. Learning Coach Support What is Learning Coaching? It can be

    the role of a person, or a function carried out by a team, providing significant support to learners to: help them develop learning skills make best use of and develop their learning styles maximise their development in a variety of areas of intelligence, including emotional intelligence Learning Coach support will also help them to identify goals and plan an appropriate individual learning pathway which takes account of skills, attributes and experience 3
  4. Learning Pathways 14- 19 Guidance II 2006 Learning Coaching 

    Work as part of team in learning setting under learning professional to ensure consistency and continuity  Regular support to value learning, encourage learner and overcome any barriers to learning  Can work with young person to identify appropriate personal support  Can refer to personal support professional with young person’s consent  Keeps record of Learning Pathways and updates for lead learning settings 4
  5. Learning Pathways 14- 19 Guidance II 2006 Learning Coach Entitlement

    Each learner should be entitled to assistance in developing a Learning Pathway through: • access to specific learning coach support, either as an individual or as one of a small group; • access to drop-in learning coach support; • opportunities for formal referral for those who have need for extra support; • access to other support initiatives, available through personal support, Careers Wales and other innovative routes involving new technology. 5
  6. Why might a young person be referred to a Learning

    Coach?  Absenteeism / prolonged absence due to illness  Lack of organisation  Lack of motivation  Behavioural problems  Relationships – peers, family, teachers, etc.  Self-esteem  Undiagnosed learning difficulties 6
  7. Proposals for a Learning and Skills Measure 2008 All 14-19

    year olds are required to have access to learning coach support to assist them in:  developing their learning skills;  making better use of, and developing, their own learning styles,  maximising their own development in a variety of areas of intelligence including emotional intelligence. 7
  8. Learning and Skills Measure  This statutory guidance aims to

    provide details about how the Learning and Skills (Wales) Measure 2009 will work in practice to benefit 14-19 young people, the economy and communities in Wales  The Measure secures the creation of local curricula that will contain a wide range of courses and opportunities which learners aged 14-19 in Wales will have right to elect from  The Measure also sets out the entitlement of learners to follow their elected course of study 8