Continuous Professional Development for Teachers
Ensuring teachers have up to date industry knowledge and skills is key to supporting work related learning, and by working with one teacher, an employer can support the learning of dozens of students. Employers of all different sizes offer Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for teachers, including Channel 4 and National Portrait Gallery.
Radio Experience Day
The Radio Experience Day held in Warrington gave Diploma teachers an insight into the radio industry as well as developing their skills and knowledge.
Teachers looked at different types of radio production and the future of the industry as well as learning technical skills. The programme was designed by Reactive Radio, a professional sound recording and voice over studio based in Warrington.
Reactive Audio are now working with other consortia in their local area to offer Diploma students advice and support in developing podcasts linked to their projects.
North Hertfordshire College
North Hertfordshire College is involved in delivering the Diploma in Creative and Media at all three levels with a total of 91 learners since September 2008. College lecturers and teachers from partner schools developed a teaching scheme based on the activities of the Creative and Cultural Industries in the local area.
Early on the team recognised it was important to be in touch with current technology and practice in the industry so a series of events and visits to key organisations were arranged for staff prior to teaching the Diploma. Visits to the BBC Shepherds Bush, Fuji International print process workshops, The Press Association and Buckinghamshire Press offered significant Continuous Professional Development for teachers and college lecturers alike.