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#APConnect Collaborative Professional Learning

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Year 3 of the #APConnect Professional Development Programme for Advanced Practitioners, commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation and delivered by touchconsulting, is now underway.

Bookings are open for three brand new blended modules, which are aimed at experienced APs looking to develop their practice and to connect with a vibrant community of like-minded professionals. All modules are also available to book in-house. There’s also an in-house modular programme for AP teams. 

Using the Thinking Environment – Advanced Practice 

Designed and delivered by Lou Mycroft and Bryony Croft, this blended module will focus on practising the facilitation of applications such as thinking pairs, dialogue, timed talk, thinking rounds and time to think councils – with lots of opportunities to practise, practise, practise! Prices from £85 with SET discount.

Start date: 4th February 2021.

Also available in-house, dates to be agreed by organisation. Fee: £1,230 for 16 staff.

Full details and booking

Using Developmental Observations – Advanced Practice

For APs keen to re-examine observations through a formative, and not performative, lens – this is a must. The module, designed and delivered by Professor Matt O’Leary and Joanne Miles, will help you explore expansive and practical ways of using observations developmentally. There will be a big focus on developing the coaching beliefs, behaviours and skills that underpin such an approach. Available in-house, dates to be agreed by organisation. Fee: £1,230 for 16 staff.

Full details and booking

Leading AP teams – Advanced Practice

Aimed at managers leading AP-type teams, this module will focus on how to create and sustain the conditions for AP teams to thrive. It will enable you to explore your vision, resources and skills investment in APs. It will be delivered by Joanne Miles with a keynote from Professor Matt O’Leary. Prices from £85 with SET discount.

Available in-house, dates to be agreed by organisation. Fee: £1,230 for 16 staff.

Full details and booking

#APConnect: Developing APs (modular) & Manager Mentoring CPD Programme

A unique in-house blended modular programme for AP-type teams, plus wrap around support for commissioning manager/s. The focus is on developing the knowledge, behaviour and skills of APs so they can provide effective peer-to-peer support and lead quality improvements.

Available in-house, dates to be agreed by organisation. Fee: £1,600 for 10 staff

Full details and booking


Got a question?

Contact the touchconsulting team at

For in-house queries, please email Alison Tanik

You may also like to check out the latest blog from the #APConnect team.

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