Art and Design
Biology and Human Biology
Business Education and Administration
Managing your dept/faculty
Modern Languages
Modern Studies
Pastoral Care/ Guidance/ Pupil Support
Physical Education
Preparing for Senior Management
Pupil Mental Health
Supporting a Probationer teacher
Using ICT


AOKlearning Limited
Station House
Suite 2.3
34 St Enoch Square
Glasgow G1 4DF

Tel: +44 (0)141 221 1001
Fax: +44 (0)8704 909081


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  Nicola Mills, course tutor, is a passionate educator who has over 20 years’ experience in the English classroom. As a subject specialist, she has gained vast experience in both the public and private sectors. Nicola currently lectures at New College Lanarkshire where she delivers English on the Highers programme. Nicola has worked for the SQA for most of her career. She is a current marker and a member of the Senior Team for Higher English. Nicola’s strengths lie in her ability to bring out the best in people and let them reach their potential.

Ryan Atkinson, course tutor, has over 10 years’ experience of delivering SQA English qualifications ranging from National 5, Higher to NC level. Prior to this, Ryan was involved in Community Learning, teaching ESOL, Core Skill Communication and tutoring English. Ryan is currently a full-time college lecturer in English. His teaching experiences have provided him with an excellent knowledge of education and engaging learners from a wide range of backgrounds, with varying levels of educational experience and ability. Ryan has a great love of teaching and the opportunities it provides to help others to achieve their goals.


Preparing Candidates for Higher English - cours tutor Nicola Mills
Wednesday 31st October 2018
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

This course is aimed at anyone delivering Higher English or who is interested in doing so. It is particularly relevant for those who are new to teaching Higher English or would like to refresh their skills. The main aim of the course will be to build teacher condence in delivering to the National Standards.

This practical course contains an overview of each component of Higher English. There will also be an opportunity to mark with reference to the National Standards. Good practice will be shared and delegates will be offered the chance to network.

Previous attendees commented:

‘Course well-prepared & delivered. Trainer super helpful and knowledgeable - excellent day’
‘Excellent information given and enjoyable! I’m leaving with a better understandingof the course and with valuable resources. Thank you!’
‘A very useful course. Much more condent in understanding national standards’
‘Really helpful. Nicola was really good at answering all of my questions & suggesting resources’

Higher English - Reading for Understanding Analysis and Evaluation (RUAE) & Portfolio - course tutor Nicola Mills
Wednesday 28th November 2018
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

This course is aimed at anyone delivering Higher English who wishes to build their confidence in the delivery of the two key areas of RUAE and Portfolio.

This practical course will take delegates through both components highlighting the challenges and explaining ways to deliver to the National Standards.

By the end of the course delegates will:

  • become more confident in teaching/assessing RUAE and Portfolio
  • gain a variety of practical ideas to ensure effective delivery of RUAE and Portfolio
  • know how to mark to the National Standards
  • be able to share good practice with other delegates
  • have the chance to network

Preparing Candidates for National 5 English - course tutor Ryan Atkinson
date TBC - email to be put on our waiting list
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

This course is aimed at current and future teachers of National 5 English. The course will examine all the components of the National 5 English course, including the nal exam, folio and units. The course will focus on the standards expected by the SQA, to ensure learners successfully achieve their National 5 English qualication. The course will provide an opportunity for teachers to increase their condence, by providing them with a clear understanding of the requirements of the course and
the opportunity to share best practice.

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE:- Raising Standards Boosting Literacy

Courses available to all teachers:

Supporting a Probationer Teacher in your department/faculty - 7th September 2018

Mindfulness Level 1 - 25th September 2018

Teaching with the Ipad - 1st October 2018

An Introduction to Pastoral Care/Pupil Support/Guidance - 2nd October 2018

Managing your department/faculty - 8th October 2018

Making the most of GLOW - 9th October 2018

Mental Health First Aid - 26th October and 2nd November 2018

The first years of Senior Management - 30th October 2018

Using Excel and PowerPoint in the classroom - 5th November 2018

Mindfulness in Education: Resilience and effectiveness for School Leaders - 7th November 2018

Supporting young people with ASD and ADHD in the classroom - 14th November 2018

Supporting Young Peoples Mental Health, including Self Harm - 16th November 2018

Mindfulness for Students - 22nd November 2018

Preparing for Senior Management (for aspiring Deputes and Headteachers) - 3rd December 2018

Encouraging Creativity using the iPad - 4th December 2018