Curriculum Expertise

Innovative and engaging initial training and ongoing professional learning for vocational educators

Client projects

Real Time have a proven record of innovative, engaging curriculum design and facilitation with a focus on use of digital tools in hybrid delivery spanning 7 years. Clients have included the NHS, University of Warwick, two Midlands Borough Councils and partnership working for Education and Training Foundation and several partner independent training providers.

Projects have included curriculum design for initial teacher education (ITE). ongoing educator CPD, digital skills and pedagogy development, social media strategy, safeguarding, coaching and mentoring training programmes. Each uses active, reflective learning underpinned by creative use of digital tools and pedagogies.

The case studies below provide a flavour of recent projects:

Client projects

Client: touchconsulting for Education and Training Foundation (ETF)

Project: Design and facilitation of Strategic Leaders webinar workshops on AI


touchconsulting are designing and facilitating a series of strategic workshops for middle leaders in Further Education (FE) on a range of key issues for the sector. Real Time Education provided the specialist input for the strategic session on Artificial Intelligence (AI) which was delivered in a series of webinar events.

Bespoke curriculum was designed covering developing strategic AI policy, the challenges that learners’ use of Generative AI presents to teachers with respect to authentic assessment, reframing assessment for the AI age, prompt authoring for ethical, inclusive use of AI and how we facilitate impactful, empowering AI-related professional learning for educators in the sector.

Client: Transform Education

Project: Blended learning curriculum development for Jordanian Department of Education

Transform Education

Real Time Education are collaborating with Transform Education to propose and detail blended learning approaches that can be taken in curriculum delivery and assessment for 14-18 year old learners in Jordan. The project, beginning in Autumn 2022, involves imagining how a wide range of blended approaches of varying technical complexity can be used.

The work involved analysing the current Jordanian curriculum and recommending and specifying digital and online learning and assessment strategies which could be used to build learners’ digital skills and create more authentic assessments for those entering the modern workplace or progressing on to Higher Education. The recommended strategies range from simple file uploads, through use of richer multimodal evidence such as audio and video portfolio elements, to collaborate project work using forums, shared documents and webinars.

The work considers the level of technical complexity for both the learners and the educators and assessors facilitating the curriculum and culminates in a detailed analysis and recommendations report for future digital learning development to be funded by The World Bank.

MET Academy

Real Time have designed a bespoke Award in Education and Training (AET) curriculum for trainers working for MET Academy, independent providers of Metal Recycling Apprenticeships. The first 5 cohorts of the NOCN-accredited course were facilitated via face-to-face sessions augmented with blended learning resources and online mentoring sessions.

In 2021, the sixth cohort moved to a hybrid facilitation model combining Zoom-based learning webinars and 1-1 mentoring support with an in-person microteaching session.

The AET curriculum has been supplemented by digital skills and pedagogy workshops. These allowed trainers to develop skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook for learning resource design and learner support. The sessions also introduced educators to a range of engaging digital tools for active learning and assessment including Mentimeter polling, GoConqr quizzing, Thinglink image annotation and screencasting tools for explainer video support and video-based learner feedback.


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