af Thinking & Learning Company provides three exceptional services:

  1. An extensive programme of training courses for teachers
  2. Accredited courses (QCF)
  3. Great facilities available to hire for your own events

You can access an outstanding and value for money service when seeking high-quality professional development, accredited courses (QCF) and/or a high quality venue. Located in Worcestershire just off junction 5 of the M5, there is excellent access to the M5 and M42 motorway networks as well as the A38. There is substantial free secured parking on site and nearby rail services in Droitwich and Bromsgrove are only minutes away.

The conference and meeting facility is a converted Stables set in idyllic Worcestershire countryside. The company is a family run business and seeks to provide custom courses or events to meet your needs. Currently 100% of delegates rate their experience overall as ‘good’ or ‘excellent’.

Contact us today and book your perfect event.

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Our Core Services

af Thinking & Learning Company provides three exceptional services:

Training Courses

Quality bespoke courses to meet your needs delivered by nationally and internationally recognised tutors.

Accredited QCF Courses

Your workforce compliance qualification requirements - all in one place.

A great Conference and Meeting venue

A venue full of character, developed to meet your training needs, located in idyllic Worcestershire countryside just off m5j5.

Latest Courses

Please take a look at our Featured Courses - All prices quoted exclusive of VAT

£190
  • Online Safety for Teachers

  • What is this course about? Staying safe online is a fundamental part of your school strategy in terms of key messages for pupils, staff and parents. Ofsted’s “Inspecting E-Safety” Report recommended that schools, “Provide an age-related, comprehensive curriculum for e-saf

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  • Athletic Challenges: Citius, altius, fortius – higher, faster, stronger

  • What is this course about? The course has been developed in response to the poor teaching of athletics in the school physical education curriculum, almost always entirely focused on an event specific approach. The course focuses on the DfE (2013) National Curriculum headline lear

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  • Learning in and through Outdoor & Adventurous Activity Challenges

  • What is this course about? The course was developed in response to the DfE (2013) statutory programme of study for physical education which requires schools to include outdoor and adventurous activities in their curriculum offer to children at Key Stages 2, 3 and 4. It provides y

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  • Learning in and through Competitive activities and games

  • What is this course about? The course was developed in response to the DfE (2013) statutory programme of study for physical education which requires schools to include competitive activities and games in their curriculum offer to children at Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4. It provides

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  • Effective Teaching and Learning for higher standards in Examination Physical Education

  • What is this course about? From April 2015, 31 new subject qualifications (GCSE and GCE) will be submitted to Ofqual by examination boards for accreditation. If accredited then these qualifications will be first taught in schools from 2016 with first examinations from 2016. This

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  • Understanding and Leading your Team

  • What is this course about?

    This course provides you with access to the internationally recognised Insights Discovery tool which will enable you to learn about your leadership preferences.  Applied in conjunction with the latest approaches in transformational leadership, y

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  • Developing the Early Years Foundation Stage within Schools and Settings

  • What is the course about?

    This course has been developed in response to the ever-changing educational landscape of the Early Years Foundation Stage. With the introduction of the Early Years Pupil Premium, the Baseline assessment and the changes to Ofsted inspection with regard to the Early

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  • Ofsted – Progress, Standards and Assessment information

  •   What is this course about? This course is about developing your effective practice in schools and will help you to prepare for a visit from Ofsted. The new common inspection framework and handbooks for Ofsted inspectors came into effect from September 2015 for the insp

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  • Designing Curriculum for Mastery Learning in Physical Education

  • What is this course about? The curriculum changes, statutory for all state schools from 1st September 2014 and a reference point for Free Schools and Academies are transformational.  This goes beyond incremental tweaks to our long medium or short term planning and focuses on the

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What our clients say about afTLC

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  • Excellent!!! Easy access from motorway. Nice rural facility with WIFI facilities and 5* food

    Anna Gray
  • Outstanding food, refreshments frequent. Venue very personal, warm and comfortable for effective learning environment – ensure focus throughout.

    Chris Ballard
  • The food was very nice and well presented. Easy access and close to the motorway. Comfortable, clean and compact.

    Chris Gynn
  • Personalised, relaxed environment set in an extremely pleasant location.

    Mike Waring
  • Excellent, what a great venue. Huge thanks for the lovely food! Lovely to meet you all.  

    Shar Robinson