Welcome to Collegenet

Collegenet provides first class training and consultancy services to all UK colleges, schools and the HE sector. Find links to all UK college websites and a host of related information links. Explore our highly regarded training and consultancy services and enquire about customised programmes to meet your needs.

Download our topical 'Update' circular which is published each term and take advantage of our wider selection of Collegenet downloads and key FE research and Ofsted documents. Examine and download a copy of our 'Diamond Lesson Plan' which forms the basis of our training courses in outstanding learning and teaching.

The Expert Teacher

The Expert Teacher programme is designed to update all teaching staff on the latest academic research on effective classroom practice. The programme fully addresses the new 2014 Professional Standards for Further Education and highlights how to apply and to put into practical action. The Expert Teacher is presented by Bradley Lightbody and fully complements the ‘Outstanding teaching and learning‘ programme by providing an in-depth guidance on the underpinning five significant strategies of Expert Teachers. Click below to download an overview circular and email with any enquiries.


Big Picture Lesson Plan

"The Big Picture Lesson Plan is a fast visual, easy to complete lesson plan based upon the steps of Diamond lesson plan. Speed up your lesson planning and promote effective learning by providing your students with a copy of your lesson objectives or key questions and a self-assessment grid.

Click below to examine the grid and guidance notes for completion and application.

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Lesson Plan

Applying Ofsted 2015


"Click here to download our latest Update publication summarising the new Ofsted 2015 inspection framework. The document is a PDF file of four pages and designed to be printed as a circular. So if you decide to circulate to colleagues please print on both sides of A3 stiff paper and fold to yield a circular presentation with a title page, two inner pages and a back page. Email to discuss related training programmes."


Ofsted 2015 Training Programmes

Click here to download