Why do Tutors need CPD?
A tutor is someone who provides individual or group tuition to help students improve their academic performance. They can work in various settings, such as private homes, tuition centres, and online platforms. Their students can be anyone, from school-aged children to adults seeking professional development or personal enrichment.
Tutors can teach a variety of subjects, depending on their expertise. Some common subjects include maths, science, English, history, and foreign languages. However, there are also tutors who specialise in test preparation, study skills and writing, among other areas. A tutor’s work hours may vary depending on their availability and the schedule of their clients. However, many tutors work outside regular office hours, including evenings and weekends, to accommodate their clients’ schedules.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this short course on child development…very useful in terms of my ongoing professional development!
This course was incredibly useful both as someone who works in education and as a parent of a dyslexic child. Highly recommend!
Well structured and informative. Covers all areas of safeguarding and aspects of Prevent. Good value course for money.
Safeguarding Children Level 2
What CPD courses do Tutors need?
Tutors work with a range of clients, from young children to adults. Due to this there are many CPD courses that can help tutors to work with their clients and use the most appropriate teaching methods.
Some courses that we specifically select for tutors include:
- Child Development – in this course you will explore what factors can contribute to healthy development and what factors can contribute to unhealthy development. You will look at what the implications can be in later life and why a good level of development is so important in helping to shape young people. After completing this course, you will have detailed knowledge of the developmental milestones from birth to twelve years.
- Customer Service Skills – in this course, you will learn that the customer experience is seen as one of the most important things for any business, small or large. You will also gain a greater knowledge around providing quality customer service and how you can adapt to changes and alter your approach to suit everyone. Being able to anticipate the reactions or expectations of customers is essential in doing your job and you need to be able to work with customers and listen to their queries in order to provide a good level of service.
- DSE Awareness – in this course we will be looking at the definition of DSE and the workstation, as well as the health risks that can be caused by spending extended periods of time using display equipment. We will look at the responsibilities of the employee, which ties in with the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974, as well as the regulations and requirements when using DSE. Assessments on workstations will be explained, as well as how to plan the perfect environment to avoid stress and strain on DSE users. Finally, it will also explain how users should adopt healthy postures and apply safe techniques.
- Dyslexia Awareness – in this course you will learn how to help dyslexic children with their education. You will be introduced to what dyslexia is, how to spot the signs, the action to take and how to support dyslexic children with their education, including tools that can be used.
- Dyspraxia Awareness – this course will go into detail about how dyspraxia, directly and indirectly, affects different areas of life, with a focus on school life in particular, making recommendations for improved methods of support. You will also learn about the processes for treatment and support.
- GDPR in Education – GDPR compliance increases the accountability that education settings have, and it is one of the important features when it comes to successfully safeguarding children and young people. This course will cover everything you need to know about data protection in education, including the role of a Data Protection Officer, and the types of information that will be handled. You will also explore how your educational setting can ensure that they are GDPR compliant.
- Health and Safety for Homeworkers – this course will provide learners with information on the main health and safety hazards that homeworkers may encounter. The topics covered include fire and electrical safety, display screen equipment (DSE), manual handling and hazardous substances. It will also provide information on stress, mental health and wellbeing, first aid, and why communication, monitoring and feedback are essential when homeworking.
- Safeguarding Children Level 2 – this course is perfect for anyone who works with children as it is important to have a detailed knowledge of how to safeguard them from harm. The units cover all pieces of legislation that relate to safeguarding children as well as also looking at the types of abuse a child can suffer.
- Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults – this course is designed for people who are working with vulnerable adults and teaches the skills needed to safeguard people who are at higher risk of abuse. Legislation regarding vulnerable adults, mental capacity and responding to disclosures will all be covered in the course.
- Supporting Children with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities – this course is suitable for those working with children who have learning disabilities and difficulties, to further develop their knowledge. You will learn how safeguarding children with disabilities and learning difficulties could impact you and them if it is not done properly and thoroughly.
- Understanding the EYFS 2021 – this course incorporates all the Early Years Foundation Stage Updates, which came into place in September 2021. This course is suitable for those working in Early Years and will enable you to have the skills and knowledge needed to implement the changes and ensure you are following them correctly.
A guide to CPD for Tutors
To become a tutor, you need relevant qualifications and experience in the subject that you choose to teach. You can also consider joining a tutoring agency or offering your services independently through online platforms or word-of-mouth. It’s important to have good communication skills and a passion for teaching to succeed as a tutor. Some tutors may also choose to have teaching qualifications such as a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Tutors can benefit from continuing professional development (CPD) to stay up to date with the latest teaching techniques, advancements in their subject area, and best practices in education. CPD can also help tutors enhance their skills, improve their teaching effectiveness, and increase their employability.
All of the courses that we provide result in learners obtaining a CPD certificate. This will certify that you have successfully completed the course and can be considered more competent in the subject area that you have studied. Your CPD certificate will be available for you to download as soon as you have successfully completed your course. We advise you to keep this safe to use as evidence of your CPD training in the future, as this may be called upon.
Logging CPD hours
Each time you work on your CPD training you should log the hours that you spend on it. This is so that you can create a log of your CPD hours. Many industries have regulators that ask for a set number of CPD hours to be worked on each year. To make it easier for you to monitor your CPD, you can create a log of your CPD hours to stay organised with your learning.
Keeping evidence of your CPD will showcase the amount of learning and training that you have completed. Your log of CPD hours and your CPD certificates will form part of your CPD evidence along with any other activities that you choose to embark on.
Some other CPD training activities include:
- Attending workshops.
- Listening to podcasts.
- Attending conferences.
- Working with a mentor.
- Job shadowing.
- Completing supervision and reflection.
Renewing CPD certificates
The education sector can be subject to many changes every year. Due to this we advise updating your CPD certificates every two years. This can be easily done with CPD Online College. You can simply complete a refresher of your chosen course that you have enrolled on with us. To help you remember when your deadline is due, we can send you a reminder email.