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Action Research into Apprenticeships in the Vehicle Body Repair Industry, Including the Role of Vehicle Damage Assessors

Action Research into Apprenticeships in the Vehicle Body Repair Industry, Including the Role of Vehicle Damage Assessors

The primary purpose of this research is to establish if there is a need for an apprenticeship within the vehicle body repair industry for Vehicle Damage Assessors (VDA). At the time of writing this project no such apprenticeship for this role exists, although a National Occupation Standard (NOS) for the role has been written. Again at the time of writing this has not been approved by government. The NOS lists the roles for VDA which range from NVQ Level 2 to NVQ Level 4, including the role of apprentice. 

A Deeper Understanding of Dyslexia

A Deeper Understanding of Dyslexia

I have chosen to investigate an area of educational disability as it has a huge impact on my learners, my department, and also my role in education, which is set in a prison environment.
It is an area where, with research, I can extend my skills and knowledge and understanding in the area of dyslexia; this will impact and improve learning for my learners and their peers. It will enable me to extend the skills and knowledge of my colleagues and Prison staff creating a more dyslexic friendly environment for all in the area where learning takes place.

Motivation in the L2 Classroom

Motivation in the L2 Classroom

One of these issues is motivation towards target language, which is a critical area of concern itself for second language Teachers. A major concern to second or foreign language (L2) researchers has been the role played by motivational factors in L2 learning and it is a complex phenomenon as these factors are deep within the students’ mind. And this shall form the central focus of this study. As a teacher of these students, what matters most to me can be summed up in the simple question that forms the basis of my enquiry: What are the attitudes and motivation in Learning English?

Appropriate Logistics Training - Trade Management Curriculum

Appropriate Logistics Training - Trade Management Curriculum

Since I started this DTTLS course I have had an opportunity to try and improve aspects of my lessons within reason, ensuring that quality was not compromised. Completing each unit of this course has enabled me to look at the processes that are involved in delivering successful informative lessons and identify areas for much needed improvement.

A Leadership Development Framework: Transforming Public Service Leadership in the South West

A Leadership Development Framework: Transforming Public Service Leadership in the South West

The proposals for a leadership development framework will create a targeted and tailored approach to leadership capacity building delivered in partnership in the south west. Individually leaders understand the agenda and challenges facing public services but greater success could be achieved with collaborative working.