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Vocational Strand

Created on 17 December 2015 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 30 March 2016 by ncetm_administrator

Vocational Vitalisers (Module 1 and Module 2)


Vocational teachers are uniquely placed to support the mathematical development of their learners; they can link vocational and mathematical learning, can engage and motivate learners, and can act as credible role models. To support them in this role they often welcome support to develop their personal maths and maths teaching skills and practices.


Teachers gain more confidence and will be motivated and better equipped to meet the maths needs of their learners. Students have an improved learning experience.


All those who teach the vocational element of Construction & The Built Environment programmes for post-16 learners and who wish to become more skilful and confident users and teachers of maths.

Training aim

To support teachers in developing teaching and learning skills in maths.

Learning Outcomes

To support vocational teachers, working with colleagues in the same vocational area to:

  • self-assess and develop their personal maths skills and pedagogical skills, and create professional development plans
  • develop deeper understanding of key mathematical ideas relevant to the students they work with
  • explore strategies for engaging students with maths and for sustaining that engagement
  • explore appropriate mathematical learning resources

Workshops available

  • Vocational Vitaliser 1: Construction & The Built Environment.
  • Vocational Vitaliser 2: Health and Social Care
  • Vocational Vitaliser 3: Hairdressing and beauty therapy
  • Vocational Vitaliser 4: Hospitality and Catering
  • Vocational Vitaliser 5: Sport
  • Vocational Vitaliser 6: Leisure and Tourism
  • Vocational Vitaliser 7: Performing Arts
  • Vocational Vitaliser 8: Visual Arts

Event information

Each individual Vitaliser is a one day workshop that usually run from 10.00 to 16.00 for up to 22 participants. However it comprises of two modules which could be run on two separate half-days if required. In addition it is possible to put any two or three of the individual Vitalisers together to create more viable numbers as long as each separate subject sector contains a minimum of 4 participants.

Applicant conditions

(e.g. qualification and/or experience requirements)

No qualifications required, but applicants must be working with learners in the chosen subject sector or supporting these vocational learners mathematically.


(e.g. pre course activity)

Applicants should register (free) on the following websites and bring login details to the workshop:


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Contact Details

If you are interested in running any of the FE and Skills workshops in your organisation please email info@ncetm.org.uk for further information and costs.


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