English Essentials CPD

Exploring effective embedding of English skills.

The effective embedding of English skills has become even more vital in a recent climate of GCSE English resits over functional skills study. But what is required and how can it be achieved?


English Essentials is an online CPD programme designed to encourage each of the following:

  • Reflection on your current practices of embedding English
  • Exploration of other approaches to developing students' English skills
  • Application of your learning in the classroom


There are four units:

  1. Writing
  2. Reading
  3. Speaking & Listening
  4. Proofreading


Whether you complete one unit, two, three or all four, you'll be encouraged to submit some final course reflections where you'll describe what new things you tried, what worked, what didn't and what you'd like to develop further.

Course Introduction Video

English Essentials