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If you are looking for a course to run onsite at your school or college, we have over 800 to chose from. These are all quality assured courses we have successfully run in the recent past.  They have been delivered exclusively by trusted trainers that consistently receive great feedback.  98% of attendees state they would recommend our courses on their evaluation forms.

To narrow down the list of courses to only those in your chosen subject, simply click below on the area of expertise most applicable to you or your colleagues. Otherwise you will be scrolling all 800 teacher training days in alphabetical order!  If you're planning a Whole School INSET day, our unrivalled range of learning and teaching, pastoral care, behaviour, leadership and Special Educational Needs programmes may well prove of interest.

Once you find a course of interest (or if you already know the INSET topic you would like to run) click on the contact form link on this page, including prospective dates, and we will happily check availability for you.  We are offering a 20% discount on all INSET speakers booked in June and July.  This applies even if you are planning ahead for the next academic year.

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A High Grade Framework for Media Studies

Media Studies
The course will offer a framework to assist in preparing the students for Media Studies examinations, with a view to improving attainment. By focussing on the assessment needs of the new specifications, practical methodologies will be discussed to assist students’ achievements in understanding and applying an analytical framework, developing critical autonomy and responding to questions in the examination. Central to all awarding bodies’ AS examinations is the ability to critically analyse a range of media texts.

Adobe Photoshop at Intermediate Level

Media Studies
The course aims to develop the skills of existing Photoshop users who would like to progress further, including those who feel they need to get the utmost from this outstanding creative program.

The course will develop your skills in essential Photoshop techniques such as selections, masking, retouching, photomontage and image creation. The course demonstrates a wide range of applied techniques using commands and features covered on the Introductory Course

An Introduction to Digital Filming and Editing using Windows Movie Maker

Media Studies
The course will introduce the terminology and use of shot types. We will examine the difference between them and will explore their uses. Practical sessions will allow you to complete a short sequence to enable you to move onto the post - production stage. During the day you will learn how to use this software to download your digital video footage and use the editing tools to create a finished movie with title, transitions and music. You will learn how to save your movie for playback on a DVD player or computer and how to send it by email.

An Introduction to Website Design using Adobe Dreamweaver

Media Studies
The course will train delegates to recognise structure and basic functionality of a website. They will do so by using Adobe Dreamweaver and by the end of the course you will build, design, and upload a website.

This will be achieved without the use of any code. It will provide you with a basic knowledge of creating a web pages in a 'drag and drop' application and an industry standard. By the end of the course you will have created a basic and functioning website from scratch.

AS & A2 Film Studies: Coming to Terms with Course Work

Media Studies
The course will provide delegates with ideas and strategies to cope with the rigorous demands of A-Level Film Studies coursework as offered by WJEC. Covering both AS and A2, the course will provide a rare opportunity to examine work of all standards and uncover the rationale behind the awarding of marks.

The logistics of managing coursework projects effectively will also be addressed, leaving delegates amply equipped to face the challenge of coursework teaching with renewed confidence.

AS & A2 Film Studies: Strategies for Effective Delivery

Media Studies
This is an intensive workshop - delegates will understand and be able to teach each section of the current specifications and will also be able to anticipate the implementation of changes for September 2008. Aims of the course are to:
• Understand the details of each AS and A2 module.
• Advise on schemes of work and planning for both AS and A2 courses.
• Provide classroom materials, teaching ideas, resources and practical work for each specification.

AS & A2 Media Studies: Key Concepts and Coursework

Media Studies
The course will look at ways of delivering the key concepts (Media Language, Narrative, Genre, Representation, Institutions and Audience) through topics for AS Media Studies. Delegates will be shown how to build on this conceptual framework to deliver the synoptic nature of work for A2. Critical Research Study, Independent Research and Investigating Media Texts are the three analytical/investigative areas of research for each specification.

Audio Techniques for Media Productions

Media Studies
Delegates will explore basic audio recording and editing processes and techniques for sound and moving image productions. There will be opportunities to construct assignments for audio products of all kinds and to turn those assignments into productions, using PC-based audio recording and editing software.
The aims of the course are to:
* Construct assignments for audio products
* Explore audio recording and editing processes and techniques
* Record and edit audio products

Creative Approaches to AS & A2 Media Studies Coursework

Media Studies
The course has been designed to support teachers new to Media Studies. It is expected that by the end of the day, delegates will have a sound understanding of successful practical production briefs.

Attendees will explore strategies to support students to develop the necessary skills to meet production specifications. Finally, through the use of case studies, attendees will take away ideas and materials that they can use at their own institutions to build upon current teaching practices.

Digital Filming and Editing

Media Studies
At the end of the course delegates will be able to capture film to an editing suite, edit their uploaded footage and to produce a professional looking product which will then be burned onto DVD. Delegates will also develop storyboarding and shooting skills. All materials and equipment are included in the day.
Aims of the course are to:
* learn how to confidently film and edit
* develop understanding of storyboarding and shooting
* understand how to use technology to produce film
* transfer completed film to disc and tape

Effective GCSE Media Studies

Media Studies
This comprehensive training will review GCSE Media Studies requirements and learning outcomes, give practical tips on planning and integrating the course, examine media language, forms and cinematic tools at GCSE level, examine the focus topic for each examination board, give effective guidance on achieving results in these areas and valuable updates in the areas of institutions, representation and audience.

Effective Project Writing in the Creative and Media Diploma

Media Studies
Experienced practitioner or newly-qualified colleague, it’s important to get the content, demand and tone of Diploma assignments and projects as engaging as possible. Great projects lead to great work, improved grades and standards, and boost student motivation and involvement.

This course will encourage you to write projects and assignment briefs that hit all the right requirements, that enthuse your Diploma students and allow you to plan and deliver a coherent curriculum. Workshop sessions will explore the content and qualities of what makes a good Diploma project.

Filming and Editing - Practice and Theory (Residential)

Media Studies

This original and hands-on two day course answers the need for in-depth training in the practical elments of Media and Film, combined with an insightful study of Documentary and 'Real'. Delegates will be split into smaller groups in order to have maximum access to media equipment. Jill and David's sessions will run in parallel.

GCSE Media Studies: Inspiring Teaching and Learning Strategies for Success

Media Studies
This training day will give an overview of the three existing specifications. We will introduce teaching through Cross Media Topics and integrate new technologies into this delivery. We will also look at how to introduce each board's particular topic area with ideas for course planning. Delegates will have a clear idea of how to introduce and deliver the key concepts for GCSE Media Studies through engaging and interactive activities with particular attention to New Technologies.

Inter-disciplinary Projects in the Creative and Media Diploma

Media Studies
Experienced practitioner or newly-qualified colleague, it's important to get the content, demand and tone of Diploma assignments and projects as engaging as possible. Great projects lead to great work, improved grades and standards, and boost student motivation and involvement.

This course is about exploring the cross-disciplinary nature of the Diploma and moving away from the traditional boundaries that sometimes limit our horizons. At its best the Diploma can reflect this attitude and prepare learners for this exciting and challenging environment.

Introducing Film Music at GCSE and AS/A2

Media Studies
Film music brings a diverse and interesting range of study ideas to the music syllabus at both GCSE and AS/A2 and is one of the first media through which children encounter music. Film music is a useful way of introducing and explaining aspects of music language and structure, and a good mode for helping pupils develop their skills of performing, composing and appraising.

Making PLTS an effective part of Teaching and Learning: Creative & Media Diploma

Media Studies
The Personal Learning and Thinking Skills have been described as 'the heart of the Diploma'. They represent the transferable skills that Higher Education and employers have identified as essential for success. They are a key and mandatory element of the Diploma.

School Radio: How it Works and Why

Media Studies
Radio in schools is gaining popularity, and there are plenty of schools buying equipment…but so often the 'what's next' is an after thought. So this course looks at training issues. We look at target audiences, playlists, running orders, interview techniques and basic programme presentation from all-speech to music based. There will be advice on what equipment to buy and, crucially, what not to buy. We will look at involving the community with broadcasts and how to run a 24/7 FM radio station from school as well as an internal service.

Setting Up and Teaching A Level Film Studies

Media Studies
By the end of the course delegates will understand the six sections of the A level Film specification at AS and at A2 level – and, crucially, how the two courses fit together and overlap. They will understand the ethos of the specification and the resources required to successfully set up the course. Attendees will learn how to plan the course over two years and how to develop schemes of work accordingly. They will be introduced to materials for the classroom to support the introduction of each section / topic.

Shooting Green Screen

Media Studies
Shooting green screen allows film makers to create anything from flying superheroes to an ancient battle without a Hollywood feature budget. In this hands-on course, delegates will shoot DV footage on a green screen backdrop and explore how to capture images separately from the background, match lighting conditions, and use visually arresting images for compositing.

Teaching A Level Media Studies

Media Studies
The course will offer an introduction to A Level Media Studies and will provide an overview of the principles central to the subject, both in terms of course content and in preparation for assessment. An overview of each awarding body’s requirements for 2008 will be presented and the content of the day will cover areas common to each specification.
Media concepts will be introduced and practical advice will be given in using the concepts as a central body of knowledge which can be applied to a range of media texts and forms.

Teaching AS and A2 Level Media Studies Effectively

Media Studies
All examination boards expect AS and A2 level Media Studies students to have a clear understanding of a number of key concepts. This training course will investigate these through a variety of media texts. The course covers media language and form, media values and ideology, media representation, media institutions, media audience, media issues and debates, self evaluation, independent study and critical research.

Topics For A-Level Media and Film

Media Studies
Each topic will be matched to particular specification units for OCR, AQA and WJEC exam boards. It will cover: "Stars and Performance, Audiences and Fans", "British and Irish Cinema", "Documentary and the Real". Jill will also examine methods to prepare assignments and coursework.

Vocational Media Studies (OCR/BTEC Nationals): Practical Units in Moving Image & Audio Production

Media Studies
This course will use detailed exemplar material to provide practical help in the construction of assignments which will enable students to satisfy the assessment objectives of a range of media production units. Delegates will be encouraged to work through the material, with opportunities to adapt the examples to the needs of their own students. Delegates will also have the opportunity to explore a wide range of ideas and suggestions for practical production work, together with appropriate hardware, software and associated resources.
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