Study day Exploring reading comprehension: Investigating inference at KS2

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
Education and Childhood
Half day
Course Director
Dr Jane Carter; Dan Northover

This one day course is now open to expressions of interest.

Page last updated 8 February 2021


This half-day, OFSTED aligned, CPD course is the perfect opportunity to advance your teaching skills within the classroom.

Our Education courses are designed to help you advance your professional skills and enhance your teaching career. Teachers completing this CPD day course will be awarded a certificate of completion that will boost their repertoire and bolster their confidence in classroom delivery. The certificate will provide proof of your participation which will serve as evidence for your on-going development.

Currently, we are the only University in the country offering this particular OFSTED aligned short course. The CPD Certification is recognised throughout the UK and World as a prestigious certification for continual professional development. The certificate will be printed at no additional cost.

The course aims and outcomes include the following:

  • Identifying the skills of comprehension and the strategies to develop those skills.
  • Understanding how these skills and strategies are used to enable inference.
  • Conceptualising inference as using the evidence and clues in the text to, through reasoning, interpret meaning.
  • The key role of vocabulary in inference making.
  • Approaches to teaching it all!

Who is it for?

For primary and early years school teachers enrolled at public and private schools. This programme is facilitated by research leaders in the field of Primary School, Initial Teacher Education. All of our CPD courses contribute to your professional development hours for the year. The duration of this day-course will be confirmed upon booking. 

What do I get out of it?

This half-day CPD is closely aligned with the 2019 Ofsted framework. 

During the day, you will experience first-hand practical activities that are linked to research led practice and explore how to how best to support your current approaches to the teaching of early reading. For each of the key areas covered, we will consider what effective practice looks like and how you can assess children's progress. We will also support you to consider how you can develop an action plan going forwards, as well as encourage you to think about how you can capture the impacts of your work on your children, the teachers in your school and/or your wider school community.



We have developed this course in partnership with specialists in education to make sure our training and resources are up to date with industry thinking, accurately detail the latest changes, and provide you with the relevant knowledge and actions to take forward in the classroom. The content of this course serves to explore how to stimulate geographical learning that is relevant, authentic and progressive in order to raise the standard of teaching and learning in the subject.   

Learning and Teaching

How will I learn?

We are pleased to announce that we are flexible in our delivery. Groups can be hosted onsite in one of our purpose built, technology packed lecture theatres. Or we could send a team out to your school to deliver, perhaps at one of your inset days. Worth noting, is that all this course can be delivered in the virtual classroom on desktop, tablet, and mobile device.

Professional values

Communication and interpersonal skills. As well as team work and problem solving.


You will not be assessed on this half-course. Your attendance and participation are all that is required of you.


Study facilities

The Department of Education and Childhood at UWE Bristol runs a variety of courses in early childhood and education studies, and is one of the largest providers of initial teacher training and continuing professional development in the region. Experienced tutors and leading researchers and practitioners in their fields teach in the department. We have excellent facilities and a range of flexible study areas and online learning tools for our students.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information


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Please contact us directly to see if we can accommodate you on a date that best suits your timetable.

How to apply

How to apply

Should you wish to complete this course as an individual, please book your expression of interest online, by clicking 'Enquire' via the Apply Now button.

Large groups of up to 40 teachers can be catered for. To book large groups please contact to make an enquiry.

If you are new to UWE Bristol CPD, you will need to register to use the Professional Development portal.If you have already registered on the Professional Development portal, sign in and complete the application.

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