Kashif Imran, Functional Skills Tutor at Milton Keynes College attended last year’s CPD courses and describes the experience.
‘As a new teacher entering the FE domain these courses were very helpful and interesting. It taught me a great deal about employment rights and how employers have a duty of care towards you. I am now confident in challenging decisions that I am not happy with in my workplace as well as questioning management decisions that affect my daily work routine.
‘The assertiveness skills course teaches you how to be more assertive not only in the workplace but in general life. There was a comprehensive handbook to compliment the course which I find useful to refer back to from time to time. Particularly in my workplace it helped me to say ‘no’ to others and allowed me to express myself more eloquently.
‘The voice care course is particularly useful for those who do a lot of talking in their day to day job and want to learn how to use their voice more effectively. It teachers you strategies on how to look after your voice and ways you can vary it to gain the attention of others. After attending the session, I find myself varying the pitch of my voice when delivering a teaching session and found the information gained from the session very worthwhile.’