Advanced Practioner Resources

Resources and support for advanced teachers and trainers in the FE sector

There are several resources available to support Advanced Practitioners (AP) which have been developed as part of this programme:


1. The Advanced Practitioner Toolkit

An updated (March 2022) set of cards that aim to support APs to drive quality improvements in teaching, learning and assessment across provision.

The cards can be used when working one to one with colleagues as well as with small groups and department teams. They can also provide models and approaches that will help structure whole organisation interventions.

The updated (yellow) cards reflect new insights and evidence generated with, and by APs, as they developed a richer and deeper understanding of the AP-type roles from pan-organisational perspectives.

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The Advanced Practitioner Toolkit
The Advanced Practitioner Toolkit

AP Guide: Creating Spaces to Think in Further Education and Training (Thinking Environment)
Creating spaces to think in Further Education and Training

2. Creating spaces to think in Further Education and Training

This guide explores how Thinking Environment processes can be used by APs in their role. Please note that this guide is the second edition, March 2022.

Download the AP Guide: Creating Spaces to Think in Further Education and Training (Thinking Environment)


AP Guide: Using Coaching and Mentoring to Support Colleagues: Core Principles and Techniques
Using coaching and mentoring to support colleagues: core principles and techniques

3. Using coaching and mentoring to support colleagues

This guide looks at coaching and mentoring models that you can use in your role as an AP supporting colleagues to find solutions to challenges they are experiencing with their practice.

Download AP Guide: Using Coaching and Mentoring to Support Colleagues: Core Principles and Techniques


AP Guide: Coaching and Mentoring in Action: Additional Approaches, Tools and Techniques
Coaching and mentoring in action: additional approaches, tools and techniques

4. Coaching and Mentoring in Action

This guide builds on and expands some of the approaches and tools introduced in the ‘Using Coaching and Mentoring to Support Colleagues’ guide.

Download AP Guide: Coaching and Mentoring in Action: Additional Approaches, Tools and Techniques


AP Guide: Facilitating Professional Development and High-Performance Teams Through Situated Learning
Facilitating professional development and high-performance teams through situated learning

5. Facilitating Professional Development and High-Performance Teams Through Situated Learning

This guide explores how situated learning and communities of practice can be used as a professional development tool by APs.

Download AP Guide: Facilitating Professional Development and High-Performance Teams Through Situated Learning


How Managers Can Support and Develop Advanced Practitioners – An Organisational Approach6. Guide for Managers

This guide is for those who manage Advanced Practitioners. A range of skills, competencies and approaches are explored that will help managers develop APs and maximise their impact in driving improvements in the quality of education across the organisation. It includes three bespoke assessment and audit tools:

AP Manager’s Self-Assessment Tool

Colleagues’ Assessment of the AP Manager Tool

AP Organisational Audit Tool

Download How Managers Can Support and Develop Advanced Practitioners – An Organisational Approach


7. Advanced Practitioners (AP) Reflections

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Advanced Practitioners (AP) Reflections

This guide gathers reflective pieces by APs regarding their role and its impact on their own professional development, colleagues and their organisation.

The accounts offer a range of valuable insights into how to effectively embody this important role and the influence and change it can bring.

Download Advanced Practitioners (AP) Reflections