The programme is for teachers who are working or intend to work in the Further Education (FE) and Skills Sector, for example in Further Education, Adult and Community Education or Offender Learning. This is the second year of a two-year programme, following successful completion of Education and Training - Level 4 Certificate.
You will gain the knowledge and skills to carry out your teaching role. Additionally, for those following the specialist pathways (English, Maths or Disabled Learners), you will enhance your subject knowledge in these areas as well as developing subject specialist teaching skills. Where applicable on successful completion of the programme you will be able to apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status and be fully qualified to work in the sector.
The overarching aims of the programme are to enable you to become an effective and critical teacher in the FE and Skills Sector. To this end it aims to develop
Diploma in Education and Training (DET)
Topics covered will enable you to:
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (ProfGCE)
Topics covered will enable you to:
You will need:
You must also be able to successfully complete the written assessment requirements of the course at the appropriate academic level.
For the English and Maths specialist pathways you will need to evidence English or Maths processing skills at Level 3.
For the specialist pathways, 50% of your teaching practice must be in the subject specialisms. For the English and Maths specialism, teaching must cover two distinct levels.
All applicants must have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
The course will be assessed through a mixture of methods, including written assignments and peer observations with reflection on your experience. There will also be 8 observations of your teaching practice and you will need to complete a progress log evaluating your progress and setting targets for further development.
Each module will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence including observations, reflections and written work equivalent to 4000 words. You will be provided with a portfolio guidance sheet about how to structure and present all of your work for final submission. To achieve a Pass grade on each module it is necessary to pass all the tasks within a module.
To successfully complete the programme, it is necessary to achieve a Pass grade in each of the modules and to have logged the required number of teaching hours.
In line with the emphasis on the development of practical teaching skills, part of the assessment on the programme is the requirement that you will have observations of your teaching practice, where a written report on a teaching session is produced either by a mentor or the programme tutor. You will be observed teaching at least eight hours over the programme. All observations must be a Pass. Where an observation is recorded as achieving less than the minimum standard, there is one opportunity to retake the observation. If the second observation is then recorded as a fail then you fail the module and will be required to withdraw from the programme.
You must complete a Progress Log (PL) over the duration of the programme. The PL will include reflective logs and specific targets for development as well as evidence of progress. The log will act as a cohesive element across the whole programme and will be critically reviewed at tutorials and form part of the portfolio assessment for each module.
You must present all of your work in the form of a portfolio of evidence and hand this to your tutor at the deadline given to you in preparation for the relevant Examination Board.
£3,500 per year
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