Education Partnership North East’s curriculum and support staff have developed innovative online learning methods for students to continue their studies at home, be engaged and motivated in their learning and to provide ongoing support.

To support students and ensure they are continuing to perfect their skills and techniques, beauty therapy lecturer Leanne Grethe has created video tutorials and clear step-by-step guides which allows students to practicing at home.

The videos, which include hot stone massage, Indian head massage and facial electricals, are recorded at Leanne’s home and uploaded to a dedicated YouTube channel where she can monitor comments, discuss the videos with students and track views.

Students are taking part in weekly Zoom meetings to keep in touch and up to date, with fun virtual quizzes on anatomy and physiology engaging learners.

  • Curriculum staff
  • Support staff including innovation learning team.
  • More than 15 learners engaged each week.
  • “I rather enjoy the quizzes and appreciate the regular communication from my lecture, it shows me that although we can’t be in class we are still fully supported. They give me more confidence in my course as I get feedback on the quizzes.”
  • “It’s a great way of keeping in touch with everyone, having our quizzes keeps our brains active and the resources on canvas is great for extra revision. Support from our tutor is always there whenever we need it.”
  • “I have enjoyed watching the demonstration videos Leanne has posted of the practical element. By following these videos I am able to practice the routines at home which helps to keep my skills up to date.”

Issues uploading the videos to canvas due to the file sizes so Leanne created a YouTube channel and shared the links with learners.

Why Education Partnership North East (EPNE)?

Highly commended - Employer of the Year, Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards 2019

Engagement with Employers - Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Award 2017

(Sunderland College On-programme Survey 2017)

Selected by DfE for 2021 T Level pilot to deliver the new high-quality technical qualifications.

98% overall employer satisfaction - Employer Survey 2018/19