Training for staff, volunteers or partners is something that everyone needs to provide from time to time, but not everyone can write high quality training materials that can be used by professional tutors, managers and front-line staff.
Seedbed specialises in writing short sessions that can be adapted for different audiences, that embed literacy, language and numeracy, and that are user-friendly even for those organisations or individuals who are not training professionals.
We have also written a large number of practical handbooks to help staff in various roles learn about new initiatives and practice new skills. Our practical managers’ ‘bite-sized’ sessions are particularly useful for managers to use in meetings with their teams, where training is vital but time and expertise is short.
Let Seedbed take the strain out of writing creative, innovative, interactive and straightfoward training materials!
Seedbed worked with a large careers advice company, developing a series of bite-sized training sessions and handbooks on embedding literacy, numeracy and language in careers advice sessions; understanding and promoting the new Apprenticeships; and understanding the impact of the Equality Act 2010.
The sessions were designed for non-training managers to integrate into staff meetings and included facts, activities, resources, reference materials, referral routes and interactive quizzes.
Seedbed designed and wrote vocational materials (construction, waste management, hospitality and catering) that embedded literacy and numeracy in a range of activities for offender learning and provided direct links between vocational training and future careers. This included training prison instructors in using the materials in environments without IT or classrooms, and how to embed literacy and numeracy in their own training.
Seedbed was part of this national project to support employers understand about literacy, numeracy and language. It consisted of a Skills for Life toolkit for employers, Government Offices, Trades Unions and Sector Skills Councils. It compiled a variety of support activities to help employers embed Skills for Life into their workplace activities, from identifying need through to implementation and evaluation.