Five Star Sandwich Structured Training Course- Intensive 

Five component course:

Personal Development, Creative Methodology, Cultural Studies of Czech Republic, Guided Vocational Excursions & Practical School Attachment

Courses Ref:  5STA L7 VET

COURSE PROVIDER: GLORY LAB s.r.o., Lidická 700/19, Brno, Veveří 602 00,Czech Republic

FEB  4.- 10. 2. 2018 as 7 day super intense *THE DATE IS CONFIRMED

 PIC: 917697407                                      

Shadowing Reštaurácia

This course was the result the strong need of teachers needing to develop on five platforms: Personal, Creative VET Methodology, VET Practise, Cultural Awareness and Practical Classroom Management Skills.

This course is aimed at native and non-native English speakers, Speakers of Slavic languages: Slovak&Czech:

  • L7   Students aged 14 – 19 (Secondary Vocational/Medical Schools)

Particularly suitable for teachers of Vocational subjects (Practical Medical Subjects from Areas: Surgery, Gynaecology, Cardiology, etc.) 


This course is aimed at providing native and non-native speakers of EU languages with insights into their own and colleagues' teaching practice in a pan-European context by means of one week practical attachment in an appropriate Slovak school, preceded by a one-week of intense structured training composing of Personal Development classes, Creative Methodology approach to all teaching subjects. The course also contains some insight of the cultural and historical studies of Slovakia.


Personal Development, Creative Methodology and Cultural Course: (7 Full Training Days) Interactive structured sessions, combining a range of input modes, encouraging participants to contribute their own research and experience. Special session involving creative methodology and cultural support for the School Attachment. Non-formal educational activities, experimental group work, discussions, round table debates and project presentations are included in the first week sessions.

School Attachment /Part of the Course/: (5 of 7 Training Mornings Monday-Friday, excluding Bank Holidays) - guided observations, working with Host Teacher(s), directed tasks, team teaching and assignments.

School Attachment Specific Preparation

  • Each Applicant completes a detailed Application Form including teaching background.
  • Each Applicant completes a detailed professional Needs Analysis.
  • Detailed written advice is given to the teacher on the School Attachment.
  • Detailed written advice is given to the Host School on the School Attachment.
  • Great care and professional expertise is taken by ACTION trainer and the Host School in “matching“ visiting teacher and host school.


 Pre-Course Preparative Modalities:

  • On-line Language Level Assessment /if applicable/
  • Needs Analysis
  • On-Line Participants’ Forum
  • Pre-Course Cultural Counselling
  • Pre-Course EU Practical Arrangements


Practical Arrangemen

 Intra-Course Modalities provided by the Course Provider

  • ACTION TRAINING Personal Tutor and Course Tutor
  • Pedagogic Learning Materials Included
  • Exchange of Best Practice
  • Participants’ Evaluation Feedback
  • Pastoral Care, 24 hr Emergency Number
  • Accommodation Service
  • Optional Cultural Activities and Visits


Five Star Sandwich Course Programme Support


  • Each participant has a one-week five element structured course
  • Each participant is given a personal Tutor to prepare their School Attachment with cultural, educational and practical guidance.
  • There is a “Training Officer” in the school. (Head Teacher, Assistant Head

          Teacher, Head of Department, International Officer or Training Manager)

  • Each participant has a “Host Teacher” in the school.
  • Each participant is given a daily timetable according to their Needs Analysis.
  • Specific and generalist aims are catered for.


Clean Criminal Record

Visiting teachers need to show evidence of no criminal convictions.

Follow Up Provided

Post-Course Modalities

  • Five Star Sandwich Course Certificate of Achievement and Attendance
  • Europass Mobility
  • Post-Course Forum
  • Applicant Dissemination and Exploitation Advice

Sandwich Course Programme:

  1. 1.     Structured Course Full 7 Days

 Minimum 30.5 clock hours contact training hours, maximum class size 12

Saturday              Travel and arrival, accommodation

Sunday                 13.30 - 15.00 2 Training Sessions: Opening, Needs Analysis,

/Day 1/                  Introduction to the topics

*Including Private Study

*Including Cultural and Practical Attachment Preparatory Session

 Saturday             9.30-11.00 Two Training Sessions: Evaluation and Feedback,

/Day 7/                Final Output Presentations, Closing Ceremony

                         *informal learning through self-study, personal research, cultural visits,

                         trips and activities, exchange of ideas and experience


  1. 2.     Practical School Attachment During the Week

 The Practical Attachment will be within the age-range taught by the participant as shown on their Application Form or the age range of their school. The Host Teacher will be in the teaching subject/professional area of the participant.

Each day 08.00 to 15.00:

Mon – Fri Mornings        8.00 – 12.00 Class Observation, Classroom Assisting, Team   

/Days 2-6/                     Teaching, Lesson Preparation, Assessing Pupils' Work,

                                     *Material Research and Liaison with Host Teacher

                                     *Feedback Session

Afternoons                      13.30 - 15.00 Training Sessions:

/Days 2-6/                        Introduction to the topics

 School Attachment Preparatory Sessions & Feedback Sessions will include

advice, help and strategies for achieving Needs Analysis Aims.

*Liaison with the Host Teacher will include identifying individual needs & areas of professional interest.

 Sunday                 Departure and travel home


  • Personal development and creativity enhancement
  • Improved confidence in lesson delivery
  • Insights from pedagogic and cultural exchange (the European Dimension)
  • New teaching strategies, skills and activities including the use of ITC
  • Extension of knowledge of learning styles
  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Neuro linguistic Programming – communication improvement
  • Increased awareness of methodological approaches and resources
  • How to integrate new and traditional strategies into successful classroom practice
  • Insight into practise of the Czech factories/companies connected to the VET division
  • Knowledge of the Czech National curriculum and comparative benefits

Course Dates:

FEB  4.- 10. 2. 2018 as 7 day super intense *THE DATE IS CONFIRMED


Price: 1180 EUR

7 Day Course price 490 EUR

                          +100 EUR Booking Fee

Accommodation590 EUR /Full Board, single room - 8 nights/


Places: Karlovy Vary, Prague, Mladá Boleslav


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