We have noticed when adding apprenticeship standards to the Stedfast library that a number of them have specific occupation duties as well as the normal knowledge, skills and behaviours. We thought it might be helpful to show how these curriculum plans can be developed using Stedfast.
Creating an Assessment
The first step in any curriculum planning is to create the assessment plan. This allows users to set the curriculum intent and add the measures that will determine when a learner is ready for end point assessment. In this example we are using the Marketing Assistant standard and as well as adding the knowledge, skills and behaviours we have also added the occupational duties.
Adding assessment plan measures
Once the assessment plan has been created and the outcomes added, users can start to add the measures. These are important as they identify the curriculum intent (what you want learner to know or be able to do and why).
Measures hold the key information relating to curriculum intent and also the benchmark requirement. The benchmarks will be used later to analyse curriculum impact.
Mapping occupational duties to standards
The next step in this process is to map the occupational duties with the knowledge, skills and behaviours.
The next step in curriculum planning process is to develop the curriculum implementation. To do this we will need to set up an implementation plan.
Creating a template
The next step in the curriculum design process is to create the activities template. This allows users to have titled fields in each of the implementation activities.
Adding curriculum implementation activities
Users can know add the activities that make up the curriculum implementation.
Adding curriculum activities is a 3 step process.
Addressing Occupational Duties
With the apprenticeship standards that include occupational duties it is easy to add these into the curriculum plan. In this example we have set the activity to having juts practice and assessment.
Once all of the activities have been added, users can the easily see the curriculum sequence.
Another important feature of curriculum planning is curriculum mapping. We recently write a post - Curriculum mapping - How important is it?
In Stedfast, users can easily see the system generated curriculum plan and it will then provide the opportunity to conduct curriculum gap analysis.
This is a very simple overview on how to create a curriculum plan for apprenticeship standards that have occupational duties. If you would like more information or would like to see Stedfast through an online demo then please contact us.