Quality management systems for education providers
The course aims to create the conceptual, managerial and behavioural competences that should facilitate the embedment of the quality management models into the daily lives of education institutions.
A new approach to improving quality in education is addressed via a critique of quality management through the lenses of the disciplines of team learning, systems thinking, shared vision and mental modelling and of the Six Sigma.
This may lead to a teaching and learning process which focuses exclusively on achieving good examination results. In the context of education, this may lead to continually improving the quality of instruction in order to encourage students to become critical and creative thinkers in a fast‐changing technological world.
The course adopts the quality management approaches that resulted in greater equity and higher student performance and deals on how to apply the philosophy, tools, and methods of quality management as a means to raise student achievement through system alignment and improvement of instructional processes.
The course has a strong impact on the values, culture, and mind-sets within an organization by providing technological modifications.
The following aspects will be discussed in detail:
• Quality Planning
• Quality Improvements
• Quality Control
It leads to a Level 7 EQC Certificate, accompanied by a Europass Certicicate Supplement with 10 transferable ECVET points.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
Participants from different European countries will have the opportunity to discuss their teaching experiences and consider potential future cooperation between their schools or organisations.
The main aspect of the course is to promote collaboration between participants. Lessons will be held in our centre’s classrooms and computer lab, as well as outside. Our approach is to base the learning process on practical rather than theoretical knowledge. The course is based on active learning methods and, at the end of the course, participants should be able to use the taught techniques effectively.
Every participant will have to fill a questionnaire which helps the trainers to customize the course to better fit their needs.
Attendants will get instructions and material which will help them to be prepared for the courses needs.
This course will:
• Methodologies in EFL/ESL
• Writing Skills, Error Analysis and Vocabulary Instruction
• Teaching Reading Skills
• Teaching Listening and Speaking Skills
• Grammar teaching techniques and strategies
• Exam techniques and strategies
• Educational Technology
Course participants will be given several practical exercises based on the theoretical background provided and their own teaching experiences.
During the course, we also organize study visits to local schools. Normally, we discuss with participants their needs and we organize study visits to cover these needs. Depending on the group, we organize from a minimum of one to a maximum of five study visits. Popular study visits include:
Each study visit is structured and accompanied by reflective activities. There is no extra cost for these study visits.
There are two outdoor learning activities: a gamified tour of the town and a visit to a local historical site. The onsite visit is accompanied by non-formal European history learning activities, as well as activities that link this history to the course topic. There is no extra cost for these activities.
There is also an optional social programme for those interested. This programme may include an intercultural night, lunches and dinners at different restaurants, going out for a drink or coffee, or even an extra excursion – if there is time! These activities depend on participant needs and wants, and those participating in them will have to pay for what they choose to eat and drink. If there is an optional excursion, they will also have to pay van costs and any other expenses (e.g. museum tickets)
The participants will get material which includes information about all the areas covered at the course, lesson plans, all the produced outcomes of the course, useful links and more.
The above material can be freely used by the participants at their school.
This course is for every teacher in primary, secondary, adult or vocational education and training interested in teaching English or teaching in English.
The duration of the course is 7 training days and the cost is:
If you have received a grant for a shorter or longer course, let us know! There are options available.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need further assistance!
Kalamata is a nice sea-side city in the south of Greece. It’s a quiet top golf destination and the Telegraph has included it in Europe’s 13 must-visit cities.
During your stay here you can stay wherever you want. However, we do propose accommodation. Which we can book for you and from which we offer free transfers to all course sites and activities.
Assistance is available. Don’t hesitate to ask us for help!
We do not ask for money upfront. You can pay whenever you want including when you arrive here.
We have never canceled a course. We offer our courses only at our headquarters in Kalamata and only a few times per year. As a result, on top of being able to offer quality services all around, we do not have to fly trainers all over the globe and worry about local agents and the extra costs that these incur.